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    FBI could take down Internet for millions on March 8

    The US FBI is running DNS servers in part of an effort to combat a trojan developed in Estonia called DNSCharger. The trojan has spread to 100 countries. In the US, the trojan is running at β€œat half of the Fortune 500 companies,” and at β€œ27 out of 55 major government entities".

    The court order that allowed the set up of the replacement DNS servers expires on March 8. So, unless a solution is found millions of users will loose their internet connection.

    Read more: FBI could take down Internet for millions on March 8 - Yahoo! News

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    I am safe.
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    Read the article, it only pertains to those who are using those clean DNS servers.

    And as I relegate yahoo news like 8 steps below fox and cnn, barely one step ahead of msnbc, I would take the article with a small grain of salt.

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    Hi,

    If you look at it with weird thinking ( I know I think strange sometime ) But wasn't it the mob that sold protection to make sure your business was not firebombed? Makes you really wonder about virus protection if it just a form of the mob,.... computer extortion.

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    When the trojan is removed can't users or their ISP change DNS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loko View Post
    When the trojan is removed can't users or their ISP change DNS?
    I believe so. The DNSChanger malware changes the DNS settings and redirects the urls to malicious sites.

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