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daveinpoway
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Will Your Browser Go Dark on March 8?

"Last November, the FBI arrested six Estonian nationals and shut down their DNSChanger operation. This cyber criminal ring had infected about 4 million machines with malware worldwide, about half a million of them in the United States. FBI caught 'em. End of story, right? Well, not entirely.":

»securitywatch.pcmag.com/malware/···-march-8



rfhar
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Thanks for the info.



ZZZZZZZ
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reply to daveinpoway

This certainly wouldn't affect people using OpenDns or Norton's dns~
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Trel
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said by ZZZZZZZ:

This certainly wouldn't affect people using OpenDns or Norton's dns~

Yes it would. If you had the malware, it would have changed your DNS settings so you wouldn't actually be set to utilize either of those services. That's the whole point. When it was shut down, the gov't set the fake DNS servers to be legitimate ones. They're taking them offline. The malware set your computer to use those servers. When the servers no longer exist, if your computer is still set to use them, no web pages will load as they won't resolve anymore.
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ZZZZZZZ
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Ok I see what you mean, guess I was thinking that OpenDns would know if someone was changing their server numbers.
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DataDoc
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reply to daveinpoway

So what does this repair tool do?
»www.avira.com/en/support-for-hom···bid/1199
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Trel
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reply to ZZZZZZZ

said by ZZZZZZZ:

Ok I see what you mean, guess I was thinking that OpenDns would know if someone was changing their server numbers.

They would, the problem wouldn't be OpenDNS, the problem would be an infected computer would be changed to use DNS servers other than OpenDNS's.

So you'd think you were using OpenDNS, but in fact you're using a different DNS server alltogether.
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ZZZZZZZ
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Luckily it's easy enough to change if anyone is infected.

Course they'd have to know the actual numbers.
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HarryH3
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said by ZZZZZZZ:

Course they'd have to know the actual numbers.

I find that 4.1.1.1 and 4.2.2.2 are good numbers to remember. They'll at least get me online where I can look up some of the ones that are more difficult to memorize.


Trel
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reply to ZZZZZZZ

said by ZZZZZZZ:

Luckily it's easy enough to change if anyone is infected.

Course they'd have to know the actual numbers.

Yup. We're not the people who would be hit by this even if we were affected since we're the type who know how to fix it manually. It's the non-tech savvy people who would have an issue.
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