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Google warns hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July
FoxNews.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | FoxNews

Posted on 05/25/2012 9:25:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Google plans to warn more than half a million users of a computer infection that may knock their computers off the Internet this summer.

Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system will be shut down July 9 -- killing connections for those people.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: computersecurity; dnschanger; internetsecurity; internetthreat; malware

1 posted on 05/25/2012 9:25:15 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Here’s the link to check your computer out... http://www.dcwg.org/detect/


2 posted on 05/25/2012 9:36:17 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Are we sure that clicking on the site that claims to “detect the virus” will not itself put something nasty on our computer?


3 posted on 05/25/2012 9:36:27 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Previous threads on DNSchanger:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2874766/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2805658/posts


4 posted on 05/25/2012 9:38:30 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I smell a rat.


5 posted on 05/25/2012 9:41:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

The first thing that crossed my mind was: trial run by govt.?
Unless my provider itself goes down, I will be here.


6 posted on 05/25/2012 9:55:56 AM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: missnry
Didn't it used to be a .gov to install federal malware detect this threat?
7 posted on 05/25/2012 9:58:23 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1221 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: philetus
I don't keep anything important on this computer. IF my internet connection goes down, an OS reinstall is a piece of cake.

What ever would I do without facebook for a couple of hours. /s

8 posted on 05/25/2012 10:03:56 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: DYngbld

The only time I have to reinstall is when I have been playing with settings and messed up my system. In those cases my I keep my same home folder and reinstall.Plus like you, I do not keep sensitive info on my comp.


9 posted on 05/25/2012 10:13:29 AM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: BenLurkin; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ..

Heads Up Ping...............................

>>>I smell a rat.<<<

Yes sireeee!

I believe that plans are ready for a violent communist take over if they believe they will lose power on Nov. 6.

Some or all of this may happen, sooner than later:

Future communist government announcement: The government warned you about the Internet service disruption several times in the past six months. This has nothing to do with the violence in the streets perpetrated by the right wing extremist Tea Party and domestic terrorists!

The long hot summer communist manual:

- Wisconsin recall: The communist defeat is the bellwether event for predicting a communist landslide loss, were the election takes place as scheduled on Nov. 6.

- 0b0z0’s Polls are going south. Some are already.

- Sluggish Internet/cell phone service/radio reception

- Violence starts and spreads nationwide by communist graduates of the one+ year training course that we witnessed and are witnessing. Namely, flash mobs, OWS, union thugs, Barack Panthers egged on by Jackson and Sharpton...”no justice, no peace” and no H0lder action.

- Relentless MSM drumbeat demanding Martial Law “to protect the people” from “domestic terrorists!” (We should NEVER let them get away with this!)

- Martial Law is invoked to “protect the people” resulting in restricting the freedom of assembly to 3 people; therefore; elections are postponed indefinitely.

- Depending on the degree of citizenry resistance, NG and military troops are deployed!

Heads up, FRiends! None of us wants any of this; however, the communists are so close, yet so far. They are too close to let their LAST chance go.

It’s going to be our burden to defend ourselves, our families, our property and that defends our beloved Republic. If the communists think this is their last chance, so be it, it WILL be their last.


10 posted on 05/25/2012 10:32:18 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: melancholy

N O T H I N G is beneath Obama.


11 posted on 05/25/2012 10:40:34 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
>>>N O T H I N G is beneath Obama.<<< Yep, twice: 1- he'll stoop to any level, and 2- Nothing could be "placed" beneath him because he's at the lowest possible level. Based on (2), calling him Zer0 is utterly and scientifically incorrect; he's an ABSOLUTE ZERO beyond which no measurement is possible! "absolute zero is defined as 0K on the Kelvin scale and as −273.15° on the Celsius scale.[1][2] This equates to −459.67° on the Fahrenheit scale[3] and 0 R on the Rankine scale" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_zero .
12 posted on 05/25/2012 10:52:00 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I would agree that nothing is beneath him, but I would also point out that many things are above and beyond him.


13 posted on 05/25/2012 10:54:49 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Sorry, I don't know what happened in this weird formatting!

N O T H I N G is beneath Obama.

Yep, twice:

1- he'll stoop to any level, and

2- Nothing could be "placed" beneath him because he's at the lowest possible level.

Based on (2), calling him Zer0 is utterly and scientifically incorrect; he's an ABSOLUTE ZERO beyond which no measurement is possible!

"absolute zero is defined as 0K on the Kelvin scale and as −273.15° on the Celsius scale.[1][2] This equates to −459.67° on the Fahrenheit scale[3] and 0 R on the Rankine scale"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_zero

14 posted on 05/25/2012 10:56:59 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: melancholy

LOL!


15 posted on 05/25/2012 11:05:04 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Bump


16 posted on 05/25/2012 11:07:29 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

In the FWIW department:

I just got a new cell phone, and as part of the initial PC connect to “SYNC”, getting contacts, calendar, and... s/w updates... one of the updates was labeled “DOD”.


17 posted on 05/25/2012 11:07:49 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: MarineMom613

post to check my other computers at home later


18 posted on 05/25/2012 11:17:59 AM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: iowamark; Berlin_Freeper; philetus
I think this is all HOAX. What if I'm using Apple or Linux? The trojan-virus-malware-whatever has yet to compromise the non Microsoft Windows OS for this DNS changer to work. I this this is all BALONEY...!
19 posted on 05/25/2012 12:50:59 PM PDT by hamboy (Liberals tend to interpret ambiguous political satire according to their own views and self-image...)
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To: DYngbld
What ever would I do without facebook for a couple of hours. /s

Facebook? So what? What about Free Republic????!!!!

Arrrrgggggghhhhh!!!! Oh no's!

20 posted on 05/25/2012 3:55:14 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The details behind this are that the "government" detected an effort at DNS cache poisoning. As they identified hijacked addresses, they put a router in place to rewrite the destination IP address to the correct address. Your locally cached DNS address to IP may have the hijacked address in place. On July 1st, the government "service" to intercept the bogus IP address targets will be discontinued. The "fix" is to clear your DNS cache and start fresh from reliable DNS authorities.
21 posted on 05/25/2012 6:37:19 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Berlin_Freeper

To those who have not heard this one before...

An illegal alien, a Muslim, and a communist walk into a bar.....

the bartender says, “What can I get you Mr. President?”


22 posted on 05/25/2012 6:55:37 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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