Friday, July 06, 2012

DNSChanger FYI

Regarding this DNSChanger-related internet blackout coming Monday...

Read this: http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/06/technology/dnschanger/index.htm

Also this: https://forms.fbi.gov/check-to-see-if-your-computer-is-using-rogue-DNS

Then check your connection here: http://www.dns-ok.us/

If you need more info, read this: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911/dns-changer-malware.pdf

What I don't get is why nobody I know seems to have heard about this until two days before it's happening, especially since the bulk of the work was done on it months ago.  I wasn't aware the govt could just "turn off the internet"; that's the whole point of not having it centralized or being filtered/censored by the government.  If it weren't being reported on multiple web sites and the radio, I'd think it were a hoax for the paranoid, or might actually be driving users to download some OTHER virus/trojan in a panic to get rid of an imagined threat.  Do with this info what you will, and for god's sake change the default password on your router, people.  It's not that hard.  P.S. For all the Lolras out there, our router/DNS servers appear to be in the clear.

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