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Will Your Computer Survive July 9 Doomsday?

Hundreds of thousands of computers could lose Internet July 9.

Without a fix that is being put out by the FBI, it is possible that hundred of thousands of computer users could lose access to the Internet come July 9 thanks to the work of hackers.

The Huffington Post reported that the problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers. The FBI responded with a safety net using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions. The problem is, that is in the process of being shut down. Once the shutdown is complete, infected computers could lose access to the Internet. D-day is set for July 9.

According to the Huffington Post, the FBI is urging users to visit the DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG) Web site, run by its security partner, to find out whether their computer is infected and how to fix the problem. After July 9, any computers still infected will not be able to access the Internet. Most people reportedly don’t know whether or not their computers have been affected.

Do you know if your computer will survive the July 9 Internet fiasco?

jm May 05, 2012 at 01:43 PM
This issue has been overblown, especially by HuffPo. You can check your computer on the web and see if they are fine. Check any well-regarded anti-virus site; it will have the address for the FBI site. If you are infected, then search for the tools to disinfect yourself.
jm May 05, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Oops - yes, check the link in the article. But don't panic :-)

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