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04-21-2012, 07:54 AM
I wanted to give a heads up (thank you to Amiyesiam who got me looking at this) to all users. There is a potential internet hack/trojan that may impact you this summer. You can read about it here: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911/malware_110911

More importantly, you should take a few minutes (probably about 10) to read this paper: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911/DNS-changer-malware.pdf This Adobe Acrobat paper talks about how this particular trojan/malware works and how to manually detect it.

If you do not do this, you could lose internet access this summer when the FBI shuts down specific servers that the malware depends on.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask.

04-21-2012, 08:06 AM
I just went through the very quick process of checking mine and it gave me the green light. Phew!

Thanks Ami and Linus.

04-21-2012, 08:08 AM
back up ur sysytems ~~~ its going to be a bumpy ride :)

04-21-2012, 08:15 AM
just subscribing so I can check when I get my lazy butt out of bed

04-21-2012, 10:33 AM
Will verify our work servers and externals on Monday :) Thanks!

OS Butch
07-05-2012, 06:11 PM
I was watching the news and they put out another website to check the DNS thingy:

DCWG DNS Working Group (http://dcwg.org/)

07-05-2012, 08:07 PM
Thank you so much for posting this! I just checked my home machine and I am clear. I will call our network person at work and check there tomorrow. I really appreciate the expert advice and easy links!

07-06-2012, 04:16 AM
Before I read through all that, does this affect Macs? Thanks.

07-06-2012, 04:26 AM
Nevermind, I figured it out and I'm not infected.

07-06-2012, 05:22 AM
Yes does this affect Macs? the instructions are for Window based computers and THANK YOU Linus.

07-06-2012, 06:44 AM
Yes does this affect Macs? the instructions are for Window based computers and THANK YOU Linus.

If you click on the link that OS Butch provided, it'll easily check. Although Macs cannot be infected by the malware, they can still feel the repercussions of it and so checking is still worthwhile.

12-10-2012, 10:16 AM
I am experiencing trouble connecting and staying connected. I am no having this issue with any other sites.

12-10-2012, 10:31 AM
Hrmm.. We'll be investigating this but given that it's sporatic, it's going to be hard for us to nail it down. So all I ask is a bit of patience until we figure out what's causing it.

12-10-2012, 11:16 AM
Somethings going on for sure..........

Google Chrome has crashed on me 3 times in the last 5-10 minutes. It did not start doing that until I logged on the Planet

12-10-2012, 11:26 AM
Thanks Linus!

12-10-2012, 11:45 AM
I hope it's not one of those global worms or something.

Just logged back on...we've been crashing on and off all morning. Not just here though.

Not sure that has anything to do with this but....just thought i'd mention it.

12-10-2012, 12:14 PM
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12-10-2012, 12:39 PM
If you are having issues today (Dec 10) please post here: http://www.butchfemmeplanet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6116 I'm trying to centralize the issue as much as possible please.