These are, as the name suggests, virtual computers that run on top of an existing, real computer.
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Becoming aware of the forms that abuse can take helps you to be better prepared to recognize such behavior as abusive.
The modus-operandi of many of these good-natured trolls is simply to pretend to be as dumb, tech-illiterate and hard of hearing as possible.
One of the best known for this is Aussie security expert Troy Hunt, who once kept a phone scammer on the line for an agonizing 44 minutes and 26 seconds by pretending to barely know how to use a computer.
Harry said Jakob’s computer was infected, and he needed to do something about it, right now. Almost immediately, he realized that he was on the phone with a scammer.
He’d seen the news reports, and heard all the warnings. After he’d strung him along sufficiently enough, Jakob told him what he thought of him.But it should go without saying that you should never, ever, grant them access to your real, main computer.Troy Hunt, who we mentioned earlier, decided to follow a scam until its near-conclusion, and found that the remote access software used allows an attacker to remotely access the machine at any time.Jakob Dulisse is a wildlife photographer from Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. On the other end of the line was a man with a heavy Indian accent.He claimed to be calling from Los Angeles, California on behalf of “Windows Technical Support” and said his name was Harry Stevens.Others have taken to winding them up by giving them access to virtual machines beset with viruses, fake antivirus programs and dozens of browser toolbars, and watching them struggle.