rogue dialler

rogue dialler

n
(Telecommunications) a dial-up connection placed on a computer without the user's knowledge which, when the user tries to connect to the internet, automatically connects to a premium-rate phone number
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This puts the mobile banking and mobile payments industries in the front line of the battle, along with telcos that will be targeted with rogue dialler attacks.
The independent regulator is consulting to enable ICSTIS to take action against ANY rogue dialler irrespective of the phone number or call charge used," he told MPs.
ATHE file concerned is part of a rogue dialler program.
Mr Johnson contacted The Independent Committee For The Supervision Of Standards Of Telephone Information Services who confirmed he could have been the victim of a rogue dialler.
Paul and Judith Swaddle were at hospital with their dying son Daniel, one of Britain's youngest pilots, when his home computer was hijacked by a rogue dialler.
Q HOW can I get rid of a rogue dialler called DSO Exploit?
Internet users should be aware of the risk of unintentionally loading rogue dialler software on to their computers ( usually by clicking on 'malicious' pop-up boxes.
This will limit the threat posed by rogue dialler programs tapping into your connection and potentially causing you huge phone bills.
Telecoms regulator Ofcom says it is going to take action against rogue dialler programs - nasties that find their way into your PC via spam and viruses, and change your internet settings to dial an expensive premium rate number.
software for PC users to thwart rogue diallers infecting their computers via expensive high premium lines.
For more information on rogue diallers log onto their website on www.
She said the company warns customers about rogue diallers in its quarterly customer magazine which it includes with its bills, through its e-zine and on the ntl TV channel.