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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   5/10/2012 8:36:02 PM
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My understanding is that the current FBI servers address a particular hijack scam / gang / whatever .... so if some other gang set something similar up, that new scam wouldn't go to these servers.

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juneb   5/10/2012 6:31:04 PM
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Why is the FBI turning this off in July? couldn't this be attempted again? or is too easy to get caught? my cpu is green and thanks for the article.

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anon9303122   5/8/2012 4:16:53 PM
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I was suspicious as well when I first learned about this threat so I went to www.FBI.gov and drilled down to the DNSChanger page on their website. I figured it would be difficult to hijack that many pages with "real time" information and updates. Green.

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RogerC   5/4/2012 7:07:18 PM
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Some of the articles mentioned and linked above give an alternative method of determining whether your computer has been hijacked (basically using ipconfig to examine your DNS server settings). This is more reliable (given the threat mentioned by derooney) but not as simple to perform for most people.

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Max The Magnificent   5/4/2012 5:42:33 PM
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True, but following this rabbit down the hole leads to madness...

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DERooney   5/4/2012 5:16:37 PM
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So from now on if I'm going to redirect someone's DNS requests to my bogus server isn't the first thing I do is redirect any DNS queries for www.dns-ok.us to this nice green picture? They caught this bunch but who is to say, even now, this test is not producing a fake result?

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K1200LT Rider   5/3/2012 12:58:48 PM
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I just saw it after reading it again.

K1200LT Rider
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K1200LT Rider   5/3/2012 12:56:30 PM
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I didn't see any mention about whether or not the well-known malware/anti-virus/security packages will catch this. I find it hard to believe that they wouldn't, right?

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BGEMC   5/2/2012 11:33:12 AM
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We may well fear the day that an smarter bunch of criminals will come with the idea of 1į introduce a fake real threath as the DNS changer and then come with a soulution thats even worse. Maeby they already have ;-)

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Brian@BDH   5/2/2012 5:14:36 AM
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Hi Max, Your column was helpful as was the DCWG site. My machine is 'green & clean' as it were... In a mad rush to blaze through a bunch of emails a couple of years ago, I too clicked a nasty-gram/scam email claiming to be from "Quickbooks". Luckily, I was able to use a restore point and I was back in action fairly quickly. However, since that event I use the "mouse hover" method that David mentions to checkout links in all emails before clicking. (It works in email applications as well as browsers.) Thanks, Brian

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