Can I translate the German article? de:Dialer
Just asking in case somebody objects this - I don't want to do the work, then have it removed. ;)
- SebastianBreier 15:23, 26 Mar 2004 (UTC)
I translated almost all of it. Have fun! :) -- Tomcat 13:01, 27 Mar 2004 (UTC)
Regarding section Installation routes
Can you please cite or at least state the following sources for
"Starting in 2003, new Visual Basic-scripts install a trojan horse which changes values in the Microsoft Windows registry and sets Internet Explorer security settings in a way that ActiveX controls can be downloaded from the Internet without warning. After this change is made, when a user accesses a malicious page or email message, it can start installing the dialer.[emphasis added]"
I need to do more research on this topic. Thanks.
Proposal to addition
I propose you to add site to the listing www.modemguard.net It contains the software for dialer blocking.
point of view
i don't like how the article uses 'your phone line' and others like that, doesn't sound like an encyclopedia article.
In view of Wikipedia's NPOV policy, I think that the following line should not mention Microsoft Windows specifically.
"The providers of such dialers often search for security holes (usually in Microsoft Windows)...".
I have edited the line to be more neutral:
"The providers of such dialers often search for security holes that may be present in the operating system installed on..." Pavithran 12:36, 12 September 2006 (UTC)