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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
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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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