Malware

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911.

Have you checked your computer? The local newspaper ran a small piece back in May about how the FBI won’t allow computers infected with this DNS malware to access the Internet come July 9, 2012 (that’s Monday, folks!). We ran it in our school newsletter but I don’t think too many people have paid attention.

My understanding is that the malware allows crooks to control domain name system servers and they use this power to redirect unsuspecting Internet searchers to fraudulent sites.

I was surprised that no one on Facebook or Twitter is really paying attention to this considering how my timeline is completely taken over anytime Facebook tries to change an email address or force an interface change. It seems quiet on all media fronts.

Fortunately both of my home computers are not infected. OR, as the FBI states, my ISP is running interference and fixing it for me – not sure how to tell if that is the case. Guess we’ll all just keep our fingers crossed on Monday!

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