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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:23 pm 
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Over 300,000 internet users were affected by this malware, DNSChanger. In March, FBI ordered a shut down on July 9, 2012. If you are affected, you will not have internet connectivity starting on July 9.

To check if you are victim of the malware, in the US go to http://www.dns-ok.us/ or in other countries, go to http://www.dcwg.org/detect/
If you are a victim, go to http://www.dcwg.org/fix/ for tools to remove the malware.

DNS (Domain Name System) is an Internet service that converts user-friendly domain names into the numerical Internet protocol (IP) addresses that computers use to talk to each other. When you enter a domain name, such as http://www.fbi.gov, in your web browser address bar, your computer contacts DNS servers to determine the IP address for the website. Your computer then uses this IP address to locate and connect to the website. DNS servers are operated by your Internet service provider (ISP) and are included in your computer’s network configuration. DNS and DNS Servers are a critical component of your computer’s operating environment—without them, you would not be able to access websites, send e-mail, or use any other Internet services.

Criminals have learned that if they can control a user’s DNS servers, they can control what sites the user connects to on the Internet. By controlling DNS, a criminal can get an unsuspecting user to connect to a fraudulent website or to interfere with that user’s online web browsing. One way criminals do this is by infecting computers with a class of malicious software (malware) called DNSChanger. In this scenario, the criminal uses the malware to change the user’s DNS server settings to replace the ISP’s good DNS servers with bad DNS servers operated by the criminal. A bad DNS server operated by a criminal is referred to as a rogue DNS server.


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