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Old 02-18-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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It was my understanding that no one entity could shut down the internet. Perhaps the ISP's could be ordered to do so. Is that how you think the internet could be shut down by the fed? . . . One would think that the public outcry would be so great that a shutdown wouldn't last long. ?
Just put these two words in the same sentence, and it's a done deal: "Liberal Internet". Just get Rush Limbaugh to accuse Planned Parenthood of using the Internet.

Remember how Ma Bell was broken up by the Fed? The Attorney General, as an executive order, told them to break it up and they obeyed without a whimper. Your access to the internet goes through private corporations, who will do whatever the feds tell them to do, rather than to litigate over a principle.

Public outcry? When the fed said it was in the best interests of America's security to bomb Iraq, we bombed Iraq. Where was the outcry? Where is the outcry over warrantless search for child porn (and anything else that might turn up in the process)?

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Old 02-18-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Do you have a guess as to where the six from Estonia fall along the Domain Name ladder?
It really doesn't matter. The malicious code basically changes the victims DNS settings so its pointing specifically at those servers. In essence, if someone changed your DNS settings so it points to a DNS server they setup, they could basically redirect your network traffic anywhere they want. You wouldn't know it unless you know what to look for and actually checked.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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They pushed this back to July. FBI — International Cyber Ring That Infected Millions of Computers Dismantled

For those who work in Tech Support, have your companies been communicating to end users or doing anything to remediate/check PCs?
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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They pushed this back to July. FBI — International Cyber Ring That Infected Millions of Computers Dismantled

For those who work in Tech Support, have your companies been communicating to end users or doing anything to remediate/check PCs?

Not us. It would be the perfect reason to upgrade the user to Win7.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Not us. It would be the perfect reason to upgrade the user to Win7.
Most people here are already on 7. Oh well, I guess we will see what happens. Probably wind up being like Y2K, a big fizzle.
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