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Windows 7: Internet shutdown?

08 Jul 2012   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Internet shutdown?

U heard on the TV news in passing - didn't catch the whole bit but it was something about the US FBI shutting down the net because of some DNS malware out there.

Has anyone else heard of this - I don't think it was hoax as the station is our national broadcaster.

Just found this and am wondering what that check for the malware involves as it was mentioned on the TV.
http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2012/07/08/...ck-us-offline/

If you want to check - https://forms.fbi.gov/check-to-see-i...sing-rogue-DNS

Interesting too http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011...malware_110911


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08 Jul 2012   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

What to know before July 9 'Internet doomsday' arrives - Technolog on msnbc.com#

The news is several weeks old. Tonight is the night they shut the infected servers down.

We had threads on the forum about it.

More info from FBI here> http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011...malware_110911
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08 Jul 2012   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
What to know before July 9 'Internet doomsday' arrives - Technolog on msnbc.com#

The news is several weeks old. Tonight is the night they shut the infected servers down.

We had threads on the forum about it.

More info from FBI here> FBI — International Cyber Ring That Infected Millions of Computers Dismantled
Yeah Hoppy I read that last ref before posting - only I had not heard of this until I walked past the TV this morning - we seem to be always that bit behind the US when it comes to technology etc.

I know when I first started work out here the psychiatric system was still Dickensian compared to what we were doing in the UK and America - mind you it isn't that much better now in fact I think it's worse
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09 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Personally I have not even seen the "D" in DNSChanger, so this hasn't affected me in the slightest, that said:

I see no problems with the shutdown of the dummy DNS servers in question, the malware itself has (presumably?) been addressed and everyone has been given enough time and warning to remove DNSChanger from any affected systems. It'd be just a waste of taxpayer money to keep the servers up at this point.
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09 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
Personally I have not even seen the "D" in DNSChanger, so this hasn't affected me in the slightest, that said:

I see no problems with the shutdown of the dummy DNS servers in question, the malware itself has (presumably?) been addressed and everyone has been given enough time and warning to remove DNSChanger from any affected systems. It'd be just a waste of taxpayer money to keep the servers up at this point.
Agreed!
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09 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

King Arthur do you play darts because you hit the bulls eye.
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