Computers Infected By 'DNS Changer' Trojan Malware Will Lose Internet Access Monday


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Evan Platt

We can only hope that those stupid enough to get or rather allow their
computer to remain infected after all the notifications are down for at
least a week.

With luck those that remain online will have sense enough to ignore the
phone calls asking for help from those stupid twits... ;)
I have a feeling there will be 0 posts to google groups Monday... :)
 
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Joe from NY

We can only hope that those stupid enough to get or rather allow their
computer to remain infected after all the notifications are down for at
least a week.

With luck those that remain online will have sense enough to ignore the
phone calls asking for help from those stupid twits... ;)
Where's the damn 'like' button here... :)
 
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Adam

GlowingBlueMist said:
We can only hope that those stupid enough to get or rather allow their
computer to remain infected after all the notifications are down for at
least a week.

With luck those that remain online will have sense enough to ignore the
phone calls asking for help from those stupid twits... ;)

Oh, that's harsh! There's such thing as internet withdrawal, ya know.
:)
 
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Jeff Liebermann

We can only hope that those stupid enough to get or rather allow their
computer to remain infected after all the notifications are down for at
least a week.
Nope. People like me will more than happily rescue the clueless, for
a price. If it weren't for malware, spyware, phishing, buggy apps,
buggy operating systems, defective hardware, and FUD, I would be out
of business[1]. If I were unethical, unscrupulous, evil, dastardly,
greedy, etc, I would probably write malware for distribution.
Unfortunately, I'm a lousy programmer, so that's not going to make me
wealthy.

Maybe I should write a book... "The Zen of Computer Repair, or how I
learned to deal with computah users and still remain sane".
With luck those that remain online will have sense enough to ignore the
phone calls asking for help from those stupid twits... ;)
Good idea. I don't need any competition.

Every time there's media attention to a virus set to explode on some
specific date, my phone rings. My purpose in fixing computahs is to
keep the phone from ringing. If someone calls, it's often about
something that I did wrong or missed. I don't like phone calls.

Before the day of impending doom, my email is filled with customers
asking "Do I have the DNS Changer trojan"? On Monday, I expect to get
calls such as "My computer won't turn on. Is it the DNS Redirector
trojan"? Eventually, they remember to flip the switch on the power
strip or UPS. It's dumb, but I like the easy stuff.


[1] Company motto: If this stuff worked, you wouldn't need me.
 
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Tony

What if you turn your clock or calendar back? Does that buy you more time?
Computers Infected By 'DNS Changer' Trojan Malware Will Lose Internet Access
Monday ...
http://medford.patch.com/articles/fbi-computers-infected-by-trojan-malware-will-lose-internet-access-monday
--
The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG

Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city

Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper manners

Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs but got fired the first day on the job for potty mouth,

Bur-ring, i'll get this one: WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM JERK!!? We're here to help you dickweed, ok, ok give the power
cord the jiggily piggily wiggily all the while pushing the power button repeatedly now take everything out of
your computer except the power supply and *one* stick of ram. Ok get the next sucker on the phone.

Deirdre Straughan (Roxio) is a LIAR (Deirdre McFibber)

There's the employer and the employee and the FROGGER and the FROGEE, which one are you?

Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!

El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar (I just got EL-FROG-OED!!)

All hail Chuckcar the CZAR!! Or in F-R-O-Gland Chuckcar laFROG laCZAR, ChuckZar!!

I hate them both, With useless bogus bullshit you need at least *three* fulltime jobs to afford either one of
them

I'm a fulltime text *only* man on usenet now. The rest of the world downloads the binary files not me i can't
afford thousands of dollars a month

VBB = Volume based billing. How many bytes can we shove down your throat and out your arse sir?

The only "fix" for the CellPig modem is a sledgehammer.

UBB = User based bullFROGGING

Master Juba was a black man imitating a white man imitating a black man

Always do incremental backups of your data or you'll end up like the A-Holes at DSL Reports. Justin says i made
a boo-boo. Yeah boo-who.

Updates are for idiots. As long as the thing works there's no reason to turn
schizophrenic and develop a lifelong complex over such a silly issue.

Adrian "jackpot" Lewis is a mama's boy!

Jimmy Fricke is good for the game of poker

Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond the realm of understandability

Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday

This sig file was compiled via my journeys through usenet
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Tony said:
What if you turn your clock or calendar back? Does that buy you more time?
LOL - No. It's irrelevant to the DNS Protocol and what servers you use.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

David H. said:
LOL - No. It's irrelevant to the DNS Protocol and what servers you use.
Yes, but if this "DNS Changer" Trojan (is it a trojan?) triggers on
Monday, then it must find out from somewhere that it _is_ Monday.
Presumably it uses an online timeserver, but this is only a presumption:
the question is valid!
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)Ar@T0H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

I believe the cake has got to be sliced up to help those who are needy and
you've got to keep someone there who's going to make the cake. Here we always
destroy the people who make the cake. - Michael Caine (MM), RT, 7-13 Nov 2009.
 
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Sam Hill

J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
Yes, but if this "DNS Changer" Trojan (is it a trojan?) triggers on
Monday, then it must find out from somewhere that it _is_ Monday.
Presumably it uses an online timeserver, but this is only a presumption:
the question is valid!
No, on Monday morning the FBI technician is going to lean over and pull
the power plug from the wall outlet. No timeserver is needed.

If he calls in sick on Monday, your computer may last for another day.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

What if you turn your clock or calendar back? Does that buy you more time?
Read Sam Hill's reply in the subthread. It is both correct and clever.

The DNS redirection is occurring at a server which belongs to the FBI,
and which the FBI is about to repurpose.

Once that happens, any flawed computers will no longer get redirected to
that server, and their misdirected addresses won't be fixed any more.

This is happening out in the cloud, not in your computer.
 
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danny burstein

[snnnip]

And, of course, what happens if the folk are using a VOIP
system that hooks up through their computer? Does this
mean they can't call for help to get their phone working?
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
Yes, but if this "DNS Changer" Trojan (is it a trojan?) triggers on
Monday, then it must find out from somewhere that it _is_ Monday.
Presumably it uses an online timeserver, but this is only a presumption:
the question is valid!
No. There ios no "trigger date". The DNSChanger trojan changes the DNS
Table of computers and SOHO Routers. That change was in effect subsequent
to a reboot upon infection.

The ONLY concept about Monday is that the the DNS Servers tied to the IP
addresses of were the malicious DNS Servers will be taken down. That's it.
End of story.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "danny burstein said:
[snnnip]

And, of course, what happens if the folk are using a VOIP
system that hooks up through their computer? Does this
mean they can't call for help to get their phone working?
IFF they had been infected by the DNSChanger trojan and the DNS server table
had not been corrected then if they need DNS Services then there may be
service interruption. However if the VoIP device has hard coded addresses,
or they were never infected, no.
 

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