(770) 424-3393 Facebook logo Twitter logo Linkedin logo YouTube 001 gplus RSS feed

Carceron Blog

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Login
    Login Login form
Posted by on in IT Blog
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • 0 Comments
  • Print

Computer Infected? The FBI is turning off your Internet

Computer viruses are pretty serious threats, and can cause huge expensive issues for businesses. Many cases of malware and computer viruses actually use your computer to commit real crimes. The FBI states that hundreds of thousands of people will likely lose the ability to surf the web if they have a particular piece of malware.

The malware is named DNSChanger and has been around for a few years, infiltrating millions of computers. DNSChanger does just what it's name suggests; it changes your computer's DNS, and points it to another server. DNS (Domain Name System) is what controls where your web browser goes when you type in a URL. It's what tells your computer that typing in Facebook.com should take you to Facebook's servers, and that Google.com takes you to the search engine. If your computer sees a fake DNS server, Facebook.com and Google.com could take you to rogue websites and ads that cause further infection and help generate profits for the criminals behind the malware.

According to the FBI, millions of computers have been hijacked since 2007. Last year the FBI seized the servers but since so many users connected to the rogue servers in order to surf the web, the FBI converted them to safe DNS servers. However, in July of 2012, the FBI plans to shut them down, meaning anyone infected with the DNSChanger malware will lose the ability to surf the web.

It will be very important for users to remove the infection if they have it to ensure that after July 8th they will still have access to the Internet. If you aren't sure about your security, contact Carceron at (770) 424-3393.

Tagged in: Internet Security
0

Comments

  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Sunday, 21 September 2014

Tag Cloud

Google Windows Intranet Phone System Users Operating System Server Trending VPN Upgrade Small Business Wireless Technology Tech Support Innovation Mouse Gaming Console Efeciency Hiring/Firing Mobile Devices Virtualization Privacy Apps Social Media Help Desk History Windows 8 Archive Business Intelligence Firewall Saving Money Microsoft Marketing Mobile Office BDR Congratulations Technology Digital Payment Remote Computing Skype Productivity Company Culture Maintenance App 3D Office Disaster Recovery Update Gadgets BYOD Router Administration Mobile Device User Error Operating Systerm Big data Read IT Consultant Hackers Turn Key Smart Phones Going Green Recycling Network Congestion Adminstration Augmented Reality Programming Apple Education External Harddrive The Internet of Things Avoiding Downtime Hosted Solutions Content Management Outlook Hardware Antivirus Android Managed Service Provider Computer Accessories Smartphones Alert Facebook VoIP Microserver Saving Time Smartphone Text Messaging Display Thin Client Email Money Communication Security Business Continuity Comparison Risk Management Malware Cloud LinkedIn Social Networking Software Quick Tips Video Surveillance Bring Your Own Device Laptop Workplace Tips Current Events Harddrive PowerPoint IBM Virus Fax Server Analytic Lifestyle Excel Network Best Practices Unified Threat Management Online currency Customer Relationship Management Wearable Technology Hard Drives Pain Points Lithium-ion Battery Holiday Bluetooth Downtime Computer Repair Data Proactive IT Chrome Health Statistics Business Management Thank You Mobile Device Management Business Computing Ebay Webinar Computers Printer Server Efficiency Running Cable Touchscreen Mobile Computing IT Support Save Time Remote Monitoring Internet Debate Humor Spam Collaboration Pirating Information Sports WiFi Passwords organize User Tips Search Point of Sale Net Neutrality Analytics Computer Tablet Inbound Marketing Tutorials File Sharing Comanaged IT Content Filtering Vendor Management Webcam Printer Document Management Leadership Streaming Media Miscellaneous GPS IT Services iPhone Backup Information Technology Microsoft Office

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code

Recent Comments

No comments yet.

Blog Archive