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Old 07-07-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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ATTENTION!! VIRUS" Millions May Lose Access To Internet Due to DNS Changer Trojan

Just saw this on the news
http://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/fam...ss-to-internet
to check if your system is okay visit http://dns-ok.us/
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Safety net expire???
Just cuz its on the news it sounds 1000x stupider
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Fox news, AND using Internet Explorer?
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i hope Faux News servers get a nasty trojan and no amount of Murdoch's money can fix it

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CNN reported 350K computers around the world and I think 80K in the US.
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to check if your system is okay visit DNS Changer Check-Up - Clean
be funny is this website is the one to cause the chaos.. lol
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This website also scans for pirated movies and music...no, but that would be sneaky
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the hackers can also easily change the rogue DNS servers to point the link DNS Changer Check-Up - Clean to a different IP address. therefore making the authenticity of that website questionable.

a better idea would have been to use that websites IP address instead of a domain name..

an analogy of this would be using a phone book that may have been compromised to lookup a phone number that tells you whether said phone book has been compromised. doesn't make sense does it?
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