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Re: Computers Infected By 'DNS Changer' Trojan Malware Will Lose Internet Access Monday
On Sat, 07 Jul 2012 19:47:00 -0400, Tony wrote:

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Read Sam Hill's reply in the subthread. It is both correct and clever.

The DNS redirection is occurring at a server which belongs to the FBI,
and which the FBI is about to repurpose.

Once that happens, any flawed computers will no longer get redirected to
that server, and their misdirected addresses won't be fixed any more.

This is happening out in the cloud, not in your computer.

--
Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

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[snnnip]

And, of course, what happens if the folk are using a VOIP
system that hooks up through their computer? Does this
mean they can't call for help to get their phone working?



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IFF they had been infected by the DNSChanger trojan and the DNS server table
had not been corrected then if they need DNS Services then there may be
service interruption.  However if the VoIP device has hard coded addresses,
or they were never infected, no.



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Dave
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http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


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Good, that will free up the Internet for the rest of us!

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On 7/7/2012 11:58 AM, Adam wrote:
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Monday will come and pass. It's just another doomsday that will not
amount to much.

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Kinda like the Y2K scare; my boss made me come back early from vacation for
that one. But that was all right- I got triple time for eight hours, plus
two extra vacation days for that one  :-)
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 SC Tom
 


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On 7/8/2012 4:20 PM, SC Tom wrote:
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Maybe you can convince your boss that the activation period is wrong,
and it will happen next Saturday so you can collect again. :)

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I'm retired now, and they closed their local plant about a year ago, but
with the popularity of Facebook and some of the other communities among the
engineers and office personnel, I sure I could have. They wouldn't have
needed to know that it was probably all good anyhow with the protection we
ran ;-)
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 SC Tom
 


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On 7/8/2012 11:06 PM, SC Tom wrote:
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I just got back from the grocery store, I still have Internet access,
and it's a big fizzle on doomsday so far. :)

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On 09-Jul-12 2:14 PM, Big Steel wrote:
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The likelihood of any person being infected by this malware is less than
1/2 of 1 percent.



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One in 200? I should hope it's *considerably* less than that.
Chris

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On 09-Jul-12 9:15 PM, Chris Davies wrote:
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Sorry, left out a decimal point.  It should be less than 1 in 2000.
This is based on old data, assuming there are 1 billion computers in the
world & using the estimated number of computers that were infected in
Nov 11.  There are significantly more computers than that now &
supposedly 100,000 or so fewer infected computers, which would reduce
the odds even further that any particular computer is infected.





Re: Computers Infected By 'DNS Changer' Trojan Malware Will Lose Internet Access Monday
On Sun, 8 Jul 2012 16:20:03 -0400, SC Tom wrote:

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Part of why the Y2K problem wasn't so bad is that a lot of people,
including me, worked hard to fix a lot of systems beforehand.

They ended up getting scorn instead of credit for their work.

I guess that's better than a world-wide collapse :-)

--
Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

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Exactly...


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I think that was part of the reason I got that nice bonus for cutting my
vacation short. I put in many a night before 1/1/2000 getting all the
systems updated with the necessary Windows updates, etc., etc. The main
reason they had me come in on the first was to make sure it *wasn't* a
company-wide collapse, that everything was still running as it should. But
hey, if they want to give me extra time and money for it, who am I to
refuse? Besides, I felt I earned it anyhow. They were a good company to work
for; had a real "family" atmosphere throughout the organization.
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 SC Tom
 


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On Sun, 8 Jul 2012 15:54:00 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch" <not-
me@other.invalid> wrote in article <z1slp5ifs9x8
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I hear ya, I was also part of the effort to make sure it was a non-
event.  Next time, I say we let disaster happen, and become heroes by
saving the world...

Never mind, we'll still get scorn because we didn't prevent it.  

Sigh.  Don't see how we can win...

--
Zaphod

Adventurer, ex-hippie, good-timer (crook? quite possibly),
manic self-publicist, terrible bad at personal relationships,
often thought to be completely out to lunch.

Re: Computers Infected By 'DNS Changer' Trojan Malware Will Lose Internet Access Monday
On Mon, 9 Jul 2012 08:13:19 -0400, Zaphod Beeblebrox

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Why is this a surprise?  Look at the number of people who argue
against vaccinations because "the disease they prevent doesn't occur
that often".  

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Re: Computers Infected By 'DNS Changer' Trojan Malware Will Lose Internet Access Monday
I got one of those calls from someone that they were a Microsoft Tech. That
they were alerted to the malware in my computer. That it was done without my
knowledge. He wanted to fix it for me. No, I did not fall for it. For one
thing, Microsoft Techs don't call you. You call them. I was not born
yesterday!!

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On Mon, 9 Jul 2012 08:13:19 -0400, Zaphod Beeblebrox

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Why is this a surprise?  Look at the number of people who argue
against vaccinations because "the disease they prevent doesn't occur
that often".

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On 09/07/2012 20:05, Angel wrote:

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So when were you born?


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In my case, about the same time as my tongue, and somewhat earlier than
my teeth.
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Robin Bignall
Herts, England=20

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