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Subject FBI to blackout Trojan-infected servers on March 8
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02/11/2012 07:21 PM
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I thought Trojans helped protect from infections....
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Is that not a good thing?

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Wait, by Trojan-infected you do mean infected with Trojan Horses, yes?
Or are Trojans a different thing?

Last Edited by Stocking Eats Cake on 02/11/2012 07:23 PM
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February 11, 2012 2:31pm
Personal computers infected with a Trojan that tries to redirect their browsers to malicious sites may be cut off from the Internet on March 8, an information technology site said.
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A report on Infoworld said the removal of this temporary fix may affect "a substantial number" of users, as half of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies are infected with the malware.
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February 11, 2012 2:31pm
Personal computers infected with a Trojan that tries to redirect their browsers to malicious sites may be cut off from the Internet on March 8, an information technology site said.
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Oh well. guess its time to unload my gun.
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But it also cited an article by Krebs on Security hintig the FBI's DNSChanger Working Group is "weighing its options," including requesting a court order to extend the March 8 deadline.

Last November, the FBI took down the DNSChanger botnet network, which a cyber criminal gang used to redirect Internet traffic to fake websites that served ads.

But to prevent Internet traffic from being disrupted and to trace the DNSChanger traffic, the FBI replaced the criminals' servers with clean ones that would push along traffic to its intended destination.
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"Without the surrogate servers in place, infected PCs would have continued trying to send requests to aimed at the now-unplugged rogue servers, resulting in DNS errors," Infoworld said.

On March 8, when the FBI's server network is unplugged, computers infected with DNSChanger cannot access the Internet anymore, since the malware still in the machines will send requests to servers that are effectively offline.

Slow cleanup

Infoworld quoted security company IID (Internet Identity) as saying the cleanup has been slow.

It said IID claims at least 250 of Fortune 500 companies and 27 out of 55 major government entities had at least one computer or router infected with DNSChanger in early 2012.

But Infoworld said companies and users need to clean their systems soonest.

Another drawback to keeping the surrogate network online is that it requires taxpayers' money, it said.

"Given the uncertainty of what the feds will decide, organizations and home users alike would be well served to tackle the problem now, whether than playing the ever-risky waiting game," it said. — TJD, GMA News
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02/11/2012 07:29 PM
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March 8th is a date to watch for all kinds of reasons.
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02/11/2012 07:35 PM
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March 8th is a date to watch for all kinds of reasons.
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I Damm sure can't refute your comment bro.

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH!!!
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02/11/2012 07:37 PM

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"Without the surrogate servers in place, infected PCs would have continued trying to send requests to aimed at the now-unplugged rogue servers, resulting in DNS errors," Infoworld said.

On March 8, when the FBI's server network is unplugged, computers infected with DNSChanger cannot access the Internet anymore, since the malware still in the machines will send requests to servers that are effectively offline.

Slow cleanup

Infoworld quoted security company IID (Internet Identity) as saying the cleanup has been slow.

It said IID claims at least 250 of Fortune 500 companies and 27 out of 55 major government entities had at least one computer or router infected with DNSChanger in early 2012.

But Infoworld said companies and users need to clean their systems soonest.

Another drawback to keeping the surrogate network online is that it requires taxpayers' money, it said.

"Given the uncertainty of what the feds will decide, organizations and home users alike would be well served to tackle the problem now, whether than playing the ever-risky waiting game," it said. — TJD, GMA News
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8250201


Sounds like a money making opportunity to me.
I don't see the dilemma.

1dunno1

Last Edited by Burt Gummer on 02/11/2012 07:37 PM
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02/11/2012 07:56 PM
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"Without the surrogate servers in place, infected PCs would have continued trying to send requests to aimed at the now-unplugged rogue servers, resulting in DNS errors," Infoworld said.

On March 8, when the FBI's server network is unplugged, computers infected with DNSChanger cannot access the Internet anymore, since the malware still in the machines will send requests to servers that are effectively offline.

Slow cleanup

Infoworld quoted security company IID (Internet Identity) as saying the cleanup has been slow.

It said IID claims at least 250 of Fortune 500 companies and 27 out of 55 major government entities had at least one computer or router infected with DNSChanger in early 2012.

But Infoworld said companies and users need to clean their systems soonest.

Another drawback to keeping the surrogate network online is that it requires taxpayers' money, it said.

"Given the uncertainty of what the feds will decide, organizations and home users alike would be well served to tackle the problem now, whether than playing the ever-risky waiting game," it said. — TJD, GMA News
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8250201


Sounds like a money making opportunity to me.
I don't see the dilemma.

1dunno1
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So... How is it going to afect Glp? And, or other sites...

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