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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

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    a honeypot seems like a good approach. lace it with attack malware if you think you can control it
    If I knew how, I would. But I bet their machines are well protected against attack, or at least have a snapshot to recover from.

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    change your backdrop to an NSA watermark...
    They're not in the USA, so I don't think they'd give a damn.
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    ROFL


    How do people even think of doing things like this? Weird! I'm lucky I'm not squeamish. But I definitely will consider doing this, if I can get hold of a legal copy of Win 95 or 98 (I don't think my machine will run XP or higher in a virtual box).

    It would definitely make my day...

    So, let's see. So far, we have the following ideas (including some of mine):


    1. Load Windows in a virtual box where he can't do any damage. Load tubgirl as the desktop wallpaper (if you can stand it). Snapshot the installation.
    2. Ensure that the windows box runs very slowly, so as to elicit maximum frustration from the scammer. (Does Virtual Box allow for such niceties?)
    3. When the scammer calls, get him to hold for a long time, perhaps by coming back every minute to say, "Please hold, I'll be with you shortly, I'm just trying to reboot my computer."
    4. Finally, relent and engage him in pointless distracting conversation; see if you get the 100 points. Even more points if he keeps making mistakes.
    5. When he wants to reboot the computer, revert to the snapshot, and delay the reboot for at least ten minutes, claiming that your computer always takes 10 minutes to boot. Play some irritating old rap music clip to him repeatedly during the reboot, repeatedly asking, "Don't you love this music?"
    6. Repeat steps 4-5 several times until he's beating his head against the computer screen.


    Any further ideas?
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Here's the link to the scammer that wrote out the entire Harry Potter book.
    http://419eater.com/html/joyce_ozioma.htm#

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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Would metasploit be any use in this instance?
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe of loath View Post
    Would metasploit be any use in this instance?
    Metasploit would be of use in many instances. But as you had to ask the question, I suggest you do some research into what Metasploit actually is before you even think of using it...
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    OK, I really want to do this.

    Where can I get an extremely cheap copy of Windows XP (as I will be using it only for the scammers, nothing else)?

    I have found (legal) copies on eBay for about £10 (roughly $17) including postage to the UK.

    Can anyone find better than that?
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    OK, I really want to do this.

    Where can I get an extremely cheap copy of Windows XP (as I will be using it only for the scammers, nothing else)?

    I have found (legal) copies on eBay for about £10 (roughly $17) including postage to the UK.

    Can anyone find better than that?
    I'm guessing that's the best you're going to do. I have a (legal) copy I could send (for free, I don't want it), but shipping would probably be kind of expensive across the Big Blue. IDEK if my parents would let me send it though since (a) I don't know you and (b) they're parents. So yeah, just go for the $17 one. And good luck!
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by t0p View Post
    Metasploit would be of use in many instances. But as you had to ask the question, I suggest you do some research into what Metasploit actually is before you even think of using it...
    Hey, I'm a wireless cracker, I know bugger all about *sploiting
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    I'm guessing that's the best you're going to do. I have a (legal) copy I could send (for free, I don't want it), but shipping would probably be kind of expensive across the Big Blue. IDEK if my parents would let me send it though since (a) I don't know you and (b) they're parents. So yeah, just go for the $17 one. And good luck!
    Or you could post in the community market and say something like "I'm looking for a cheap copy of Windows whatever for a project (link to this thread). Anybody have one they'd be willing to part with or know where I can get one?" You just might get a super-cheap copy.
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    I have a (legal) copy I could send (for free...
    Thanks for the good wishes. Your parents are probably right, if you are a minor. Best to be safe -- be Linux, not Windows!

    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    Or you could post in the community market...
    Thank you, I'll consider that. EDIT: The community market seems dead; only four threads, all of which were posted 2 week ago.
    Last edited by Paddy Landau; May 10th, 2011 at 07:31 PM.
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