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Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July
Associated Press ^ | Posted on April 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM | by Associated Press

Posted on 04/21/2012 4:30:45 PM PDT by eglman

Has anybody heard about this, and would you allow a FBI security partner to run a program on your computer.


TOPICS: Free Republic; Government
KEYWORDS: internetfbi

1 posted on 04/21/2012 4:30:47 PM PDT by eglman
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To: eglman

I haven’t heard a peep out of my internet provider or anti virus service.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 4:34:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: eglman
Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

Thought it said Hundreds of thousands may lose Interest in July

Kind of there, myself.

3 posted on 04/21/2012 4:35:00 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (void where prohibited.)
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To: eglman

Might want to join this thread, for some insights & comments:

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


4 posted on 04/21/2012 4:35:53 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: eglman

Here is an instant check:

http://dns-ok.us/

If you see green, you are good. Red background, not so good.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: carriage_hill

Thanks carriage hill


6 posted on 04/21/2012 4:37:18 PM PDT by eglman
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To: eglman

bump


7 posted on 04/21/2012 4:37:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: eglman

"I hear there is some Internet out Californee way."

8 posted on 04/21/2012 4:40:47 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: eglman

Reminds me of the Y2K scare/scam/BS REdux

Or is it just me?


9 posted on 04/21/2012 4:44:05 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: eglman

I think it’s hundreds of billions.


10 posted on 04/21/2012 4:45:51 PM PDT by Starstruck (Obama: The most racist president since Jefferson Davis)
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To: eglman

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”


11 posted on 04/21/2012 4:56:00 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Starstruck


Billions and billions!

12 posted on 04/21/2012 4:57:18 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: Starstruck


Billions and billions!

13 posted on 04/21/2012 4:57:18 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I’m Green. Thanks.

I was a little nervous to check, though.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 5:00:57 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: WSGilcrest
Thousand lose internet - therefore, aliens.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 5:01:50 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Autonomous User; mountn man

I guess it’s time to drag out H.L. Mencken’s quote once again:

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
H. L. Mencken
US editor (1880 - 1956)


16 posted on 04/21/2012 5:02:30 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: eglman
Has anybody heard about this, and would you allow a FBI security partner to run a program on your computer.

A security partner that just registered their domain name on GoDaddy a few months ago? No thanks.

17 posted on 04/21/2012 5:02:35 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: BwanaNdege

MOST assuredly.


18 posted on 04/21/2012 5:07:37 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: eglman

Taking away the Internet would lead millions, or at least hundreds of thousands, to start meeting their friends face to face instead of online.

Gee, didn’t the Sons of Liberty meet in taverns and other places?

The question becomes, would the federales prefer to have us talk online, where they can hear us, or at shooting ranges and taverns and bowling alleys, where they can’t?


19 posted on 04/21/2012 5:08:04 PM PDT by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. — Robert Heinlein)
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To: eglman

come into my parlor, said the spider to the fly


20 posted on 04/21/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: eglman

If the whole internet went down I wouldn’t feel as bad as I do when only FreeRepublic is down.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 5:18:36 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Here is an instant check:
http://dns-ok.us/
If you see green, you are good. Red background, not so good.”

OK what is that and what does it tell you?


22 posted on 04/21/2012 5:21:13 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: eglman

It will probably be all conservatives.


23 posted on 04/21/2012 5:24:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

yep, I am thinking about donating 1.00 to the DNC just to keep of the watch list


24 posted on 04/21/2012 5:29:08 PM PDT by eglman
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To: eglman

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?s=lose+Internet+in+July&ok=Search&q=quick&m=exact&o=time&SX=4f935848e95e8aeb8e05d06beccd83631f7c6598


25 posted on 04/21/2012 5:41:44 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: eglman

I was suspicious, so I did a little digging & found this:

http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/Will-Lose-Internet-in-July/m-p/701503/highlight/true#M201451

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Re: Will Lose Internet in July?
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04-20-2012 02:42 PM - last edited on 04-20-2012 03:08 PM

Hi Anjullyn,

The bad guys behind DNS Changer were caught last November, but because millions of infected PCs were still being directed to the malicious DNS Servers, a court ordered that a private company take over those servers in order to give victims time to clean up their infected machines and reset their DNS settings to legitimate providers. Originally, the DNS Changer servers were to be taken down last March, but because of the number of users still infected, a delay was granted until July.

So, if you have a DNS Changer infection that is still unresolved, you may find that you will be unable to reach any websites after the servers are no longer operational on July 9. For more background on this, see Brian Krebs’ blog here:

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/03/court-4-more-months-for-dnschanger-infected-pcs/#more-14008

To check your PC for DNS Changer, visit this site:

http://www.dcwg.org/detect/

Norton detects DNS Changer as Zlob or Tidserv as explained here:

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/operation-ghost-click-turn-dns-changer-ccs-dark-side
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These comments from the Norton Community make me feel a little better... I will make another Post if I actually try this DCWG.ORG site


26 posted on 04/21/2012 5:46:42 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

Thanks for the info BwanaNdege nice work.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 5:51:55 PM PDT by eglman
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Bookmarking for home.


28 posted on 04/21/2012 5:57:47 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: eglman
internet
29 posted on 04/21/2012 6:23:19 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: BwanaNdege
What is a "DNS Changer>"

Does it stand for "Do Not Suffocate?"

30 posted on 04/21/2012 6:26:53 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: eglman

Our local News gave out this web site to detect and fix if you have it.

http://www.dcwg.org/

The News source:

http://www.kirotv.com/


31 posted on 04/21/2012 6:42:34 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Autonomous User

Dude. Wild turkeys can fly. The ones in west Texas sure used to look like they were flying.


32 posted on 04/21/2012 6:56:46 PM PDT by Texas Gal (Yay shariah. It's as great as diarrhea.)
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To: Sirius Lee
Is that another Centauri...?


33 posted on 04/21/2012 7:42:05 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: DNME

“Gee, didn’t the Sons of Liberty meet in taverns and other places?”

I watched a re-run of the History of Beer on the UFO..er, I mean History Channel and beer’s popularity swelled during the colonial times when they did indeed, meet at taverns and openly mocked the limeys. At the same time while drinking beer, they concocted plans how to run the American revolution.

In essence, America and beer go hand in hand when it comes to freedom.


34 posted on 04/21/2012 7:43:50 PM PDT by max americana
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To: eglman

yep, I am thinking about donating 1.00 to the DNC just to keep of the watch list


It might not be a bad idea. It would confuse them. LOL


35 posted on 04/21/2012 7:44:27 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Cobra64

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/DNS.html

(1) Short for Domain Name System (or Service or Server), an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. Because domain names are alphabetic, they’re easier to remember. The Internet however, is really based on IP addresses. Every time you use a domain name, therefore, a DNS service must translate the name into the corresponding IP address. For example, the domain name www.example.com might translate to 198.105.232.4.

The DNS system is, in fact, its own network. If one DNS server doesn’t know how to translate a particular domain name, it asks another one, and so on, until the correct IP address is returned.


36 posted on 04/21/2012 8:15:42 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

Thank you! I did not know that.


37 posted on 04/21/2012 8:25:45 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: max americana

I wish there were a LIKE button!!


38 posted on 04/21/2012 9:16:14 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: BwanaNdege

Thank you! I did not know that.


39 posted on 04/21/2012 11:05:05 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: eglman

I wouldn’t let the FBI within a mile of my computer or my house.


40 posted on 04/22/2012 6:50:30 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Texas Gal

Dudette, Cincinnati Turkeys don’t fly!


41 posted on 04/22/2012 12:14:18 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: Cobra64

You are welcome. I was a field radio operator in Vietnam. My job then was to pass along information. I still try to do the same now.

If “taken with a grain of salt”, some cross checking and a bit of skepticism, the Internet can provide TONS of reasonable info to pass along.


42 posted on 04/22/2012 2:37:24 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: blueyon

That you just donated 200$ to FR !.......:o)


43 posted on 04/23/2012 3:05:48 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: eglman

Mine’s okay. Bet my kid’s is infected.

So here’s a marker for later reference.


44 posted on 04/30/2012 7:41:21 AM PDT by tsomer
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