I wonder what wonders we would discover if only the effort spent creating Malware and similar destructive and disruptive applications was instead devoted to curing disease or creating energy efficient solutions. Instead, they find ways to screw with our lives. In case you haven't heard, there is a potential that you and hundreds of thousands won't be able to connect to the Net on Monday morning. Here's the scoop and how to fix it.
With all the 100+ degree days here in Indiana I'm flat out of energy to deal with another disruption to my life. This is one that will confuse the heck out of many people who can't get online Monday July, 10. Nope, it's not a power outage. Well, it may be here, but that's not what I'm warning you about. It's called “DNSChanger”. This alert is compliments of the FBI.
You can read the details on the official FBI site: https://forms.fbi.gov/check-to-see-if-your-computer-is-using-rogue-DNS
The is a trojan that get's into your system any number of ways. If you haven't updated your antivirus/malware packages now is the time to do it.
The DNS Changer modifies a computer’s Domain Name Service (DNS) settings and thereby directs the computers to receive potentially improper results from rogue DNS servers hosted by the defendants. It also makes it impossible – or very difficult – for you to connect to services you use for email, blogging, etc.
Oh, if you are responsible for network devices such as routers, be advised, you best have a good firewall in place as DNS Changer can modify these settings too.
Got a Mac? Cool for you, but you are at risk too. The DNSChanger can breach operating systems other than Windows to include the Mac OS.
Prior to being arrested by the FBI in November of 2011, the chumps behind DNS Changer netted over $14 million.
Right now, while you can connect, it's easy to find out if your computers are at risk. Go to the FBI site listed above and you'll see a chart of sites where you can test your machine. It's listed by French, English, Swedish, Dutch and German. The English site is here: http://www.dns-ok.us/.
When you click on that link you'll know immediately if you are at risk or if your computer is safe. At risk computers are directed to a Fix Page for free malware tools. The English site is: http://www.dcwg.org/fix/.
On a lighter note, I'm really stoked about a new MEGA FREE PLR pack I'm releasing at the end of the month or early August. I'm releasing it after I get done setting up the affiliate program and testing.
Of course, you'll be one of the first people to get access to the free PLR pack, but anyone who helps me test the affiliate program will get the pack first. If you aren't interested in promoting PLR from PLR Pump, that's ok too. Weird, but ok. You'll receive the new free pack after we test out the affiliate program.
More news on that soon.
Now go check your computers and protect yourself from DNS Changer!