Just had a phone call from someone purporting to be from Microsoft say that XP has been compromised

Just had a phone call from someone purporting to be from Microsoft saying that XP has been compromised thru emails and wants to access my machine before close down to clean it (I should coco!).  Last scheduled scan Friday morning and all in order.  Is this Kosher?  Anyone experienced the same?

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  • Hello Peter,

    Thanks for the confirmation of suspicions of a con.  This silver surfer wouldn't know where to begin a blog.  So I'll go quiet and pull my head down from the parapet.  Nice to know a truth about MS calling one - they don't

    emkaybee

  • PeterPeter Posts: 186
    This silver surfer wouldn't know where to begin a blog.

     
    What I had in mind was to actually cover this topic on our own "News from the Lab" blog at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/


    Already posted the suggestion to the relevant team, so let's see what comes out.

     

  • Phew, that's a relief.  I look forward to your wise words.

    Regards

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