We have a basic dial up Internet service (pilots-coop.com). I know that when we are online, hackers can manipulate the system remotely. However, someone who uses this system claims that somehow the machine automatically runs the phone dialer by itself... that is, it makes the connection to pilots-coop.com uncommanded... Is this possible?
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Remove other equipment from your line.
turn off data compression and try again
turn of error correction and try again
try forcing your modem to use a slower speed
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 21, 2003