17 February, 2012, 14:33 PM
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 “at half of the Fortune 500 companies,” and at “27 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
17 February, 2012, 17:38 PM
I am safe.
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.
17 February, 2012, 20:17 PM
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.
18 February, 2012, 18:56 PM
When the trojan is removed can't users or their ISP change DNS?
19 February, 2012, 16:04 PM
I believe so. The DNSChanger malware changes the DNS settings and redirects the urls to malicious sites.
Originally Posted by Loko
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