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Old 01-20-2005, 06:51 PM   #1
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Humble apologies if this has already been raised before:

Some companies can send a pop up message directly to a PC at an IP or range of IPs via a net send command. The good thing is that these types of messages carry the IP address or URL of the sneder so they can be reported

I found a site to test if you are susceptible to this sort of intrusion:

http://www.mynetwatchman.com/winpopuptester.asp

theres also a reasonable explanation of it all
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Old 01-21-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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If you have Windows XP SP1 (which you should) you aren't succeptable. Everybody should have SP2 - so its not generally a worry.
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Old 01-22-2005, 07:35 AM   #3
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thanks for letting us know
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thats cool
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Old 01-31-2005, 12:52 AM   #5
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unless you install it incorrectly.
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How can you install SP2 incorrectly? You double click the file and press ok - it does the rest for you
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