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Friday, 20 February 2009

RapidSwitch customers still involved in SMS Fraud ......

The second issue is a little different. We’ve noticed a site registered with a name that suggests it belongs to ESET, offering downloads of what are claimed to be downloads of not only our products, but those of a number of other major antimalware companies. In fact, the binary turns out to be an NSIS script that instructs the recipient to send a short code to a premium-rate texting service. (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS) is a freely-available script-driven Windows installation system.) We see frequent complaints about such services apparently charging randomly for unrequested downloads such as ring tones, screensavers and so on.

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I blogged about this in late 2008, and RapidSwitch are still the scum that are hosting a whole slew of these (nice to know they give a toss);

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