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Offline Die Hard

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Microsoft security chief bitten by rogue dialler
« on: September 12, 2005, 06:14:56 AM »

Speaking to ZDNet UK on Tuesday, Gibson revealed that he has recently been hit by a £450 bill from BT after his computer was infected with a rogue dialler.

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Re: Microsoft security chief bitten by rogue dialler
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005, 02:02:14 PM »
Interesting story Die Hard! :lol:

Sad to say I must admit that it was with a tiny smile on my lips I red the article telling us that Microsofts UK's chief security advisor Ed Gibsons computer has been hit by a rough dialer. Of course I detest the complete malware sector and all what the participants stands for :evil:, but the fact that somebody with that formal competence and position has been struck by thunder this way is a bit amusing.

Mr Gibson previously worked with the FBI, but it seems like his different positions hasn't helped him in getting the security awareness that's needed when visiting the Internet. :shock:
Hopefully Mr Gibson by now has implemented the BT service, launched in March, to protect users against rouge dialers. 8)

My confidence in competence at management level of a wellknown huge software company is substantiated.

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