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modem hijacking

Exploiting a user's analog modem with software that dials out to a 900 telephone number that charges a fee per minute of use. Also called "dialer hijacking" and "Internet dumping." See hijacking.


Seizing unauthorized control of a computer or communications session in order to steal data or compromise the system in some manner. Following are various hijacking terms in this encyclopedia. See hack.

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