Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ronjor, Apr 20, 2012.

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  1. jabarnut

    jabarnut Registered Member

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    Well, I can't speak for siljaline, but I will anyway. :D
    I'm quite sure he was just quoting the bold part of the link he posted for reference only. ;)
     
  2. siljaline

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    My prior post pointed to what *my* ISP is offering. The tools cited at the working group link work and are already cited in this thread.
    Point being, there is not one end-all link this is defacto ;)

     
  3. Escalader

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    That's good! Sorry for misreading it! I didn't think for 1 second you were hit yourself!:oops:
     
  4. siljaline

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    Just poking some fun :thumb: No worries.

     
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    Anyone using a good DNS such as Norton DNS or OpenDNS and a firewall with antispoofing should be ok.
     
  6. Carver

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    I use Open DNS and a router I got GREEN, I saw the article read it the first place I head for is wilders to see what everybody here has to say if it is real or just fud. You remember how computers were going to grind to a halt in 2000, well that did not happen.
     
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    I wasn't really worried, sometimes I take this security stuff to seriously if that is possible.
     
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    THX. It's nice not to have to worry about that.
     
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    All green here.:thumb:
     
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  11. Page42

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    Kudos to Google for accepting their civic responsibility!
     
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    Getting close.
     
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    I'm ready!:D
     
  14. LoneWolf

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    No worries here. :)
     
  15. siljaline

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    The FBI is shutting down temporary servers servicing DNSChanger virus victims
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  16. siljaline

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  18. siljaline

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    Good to know and thanks for reporting, one less security issue to worry about.
     
  19. DVD+R

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    Christ! :cautious: In December 1999 They said when the New Millenium Rolls over to 2000 ALL! Computers/ Video Recorders/ Etc Etc.. would stop working because of the encryption in those devices would not read past 1999! "What a load of Bollocks that was!... And So is this, just another scare! dont be fooled :shifty:
     
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    Good to go here
     
  21. Noob

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    I LOL'ed, sadly for those times i was too young to remember anything about the millenium BS. :D :rolleyes:
     
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  22. RJK3

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    To be fair, on the general topic... quite a number of firms had downtime because of the Y2K 'bug'.

    It's kind of a lose/lose situation:
    1/ If there weren't widespread problems then people would say, "well all that money spent on fixes was a waste!"

    2/ If there were widespread problems, then people would also say "well, all that money spent on fixes was a waste!"

    Can't win against that kind of attitude :)
     
  23. CyberMan969

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    I think that a few months jailtime is too weak a punishment for the creeps and scamsters who write malicious software. The problem is that the police in countries like Russia, China, India, Romania, Bulgaria, Nigeria etc. does NOT do enough in order to control the problem. Of course it doesn't help that in many such countries corruption is rife.

    In my line of work I have seen countless poor folk, most of them novice users, whose systems had been compromised. A lot of those ended up paying money to the scamsters in order for their systems to be 'cleaned', before finally realizing that they had been 'done'. Sometimes they had been infected for months before realizing that something was wrong; usually after their credit cards were maxed-out by unknowns. There is no easy answer, the only way is to try and educate new users before they get burned.

    It's sad, but it's also kind of natural in a way. The antelopes that cannot run that fast will always end up as dinner...
     
  24. Page42

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    Hello? Hello?
    Is anyone out there?
    Testing 1-2-3 :p

    Edit in:I think the effect of the shutdown should be minimal. Lots of steps have been taken to fix infected computers, and support techs at ISPs are probably standing by ready to help.
     
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    I'm doing good here. No Black outs. :)
     
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