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(CBC)   Dear world: The FBI wants in your computer to check for a virus before July 9th or else your internet WILL NOT WORK   (cbc.ca) divider line 110
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2012-07-04 09:10:48 PM  
Fark off FBI. Theres no virus, you just want to spy on us.
 
2012-07-04 09:12:24 PM  

ontariolightning: Fark off FBI. Theres no virus, you just want to spy on us.


Pretty much, yeah.
 
2012-07-04 09:25:31 PM  
Maybe I should finish reading this, but I'm not sure I'm reading the same article as subby and you guys so far
 
2012-07-04 09:27:59 PM  
I don't think subby read all the way to the bottom: The FBI has been running a DNS server, something it doesn't really want to do or have funding for, and they're going to turn it off this month, meaning that quite a number of people with computers still infected will see the intarwebs simply stop working for them.

So, the FBI has been "in your computer" for close to a year, is tired of holding your hand, and wants you to FIX YOUR GODDAM INFECTED PACKARD BELL 386 ALREADY.

Bonus: The culprit is "Rove Digital".
 
2012-07-04 09:28:26 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Maybe I should finish reading this, but I'm not sure I'm reading the same article as subby and you guys so far


FBI has a reputation worldwide of being a shady organization. If you don't question their motives you have been sleeping for decades.
 
2012-07-04 09:29:36 PM  

ontariolightning: Relatively Obscure: Maybe I should finish reading this, but I'm not sure I'm reading the same article as subby and you guys so far

FBI has a reputation worldwide of being a shady organization. If you don't question their motives you have been sleeping for decades.


That has what to do with TFA and what you said above?
 
2012-07-04 09:29:53 PM  
Mister Tweak is an FBI shadow ninja agent.
 
2012-07-04 09:31:08 PM  
Finished. I still don't see WTF you're all on about. "The FBI wants in your computer to check for a virus" is not present or implied anywhere in TFA.
 
2012-07-04 09:31:29 PM  

Relatively Obscure: ontariolightning: Relatively Obscure: Maybe I should finish reading this, but I'm not sure I'm reading the same article as subby and you guys so far

FBI has a reputation worldwide of being a shady organization. If you don't question their motives you have been sleeping for decades.

That has what to do with TFA and what you said above?


DTFBI
 
2012-07-04 09:32:34 PM  

ontariolightning: DTFBI


... Double DTFBI on you?
 
2012-07-04 09:32:35 PM  
LOL
 
2012-07-04 09:32:53 PM  
Anyone who loses their internet access on the 9th deserves it.
First of all, you had to be dumb enough not to have proper security in place (and common sense) to avoid DNSChanger.
Then, you had to be even dumber not to notice your computer was infected with something that was redirecting websites.
Then, you had to be even dumberer not to notice the many media reports on this issue, the takeover of the rogue DNS servers, the deadline (and subsequent extension) for fixing the problem.
This is a case of the government actually trying to be helpful.
 
2012-07-04 10:56:04 PM  

MisterTweak: I don't think subby read all the way to the bottom: The FBI has been running a DNS server, something it doesn't really want to do or have funding for, and they're going to turn it off this month, meaning that quite a number of people with computers still infected will see the intarwebs simply stop working for them.

So, the FBI has been "in your computer" for close to a year, is tired of holding your hand, and wants you to FIX YOUR GODDAM INFECTED PACKARD BELL 386 ALREADY.

Bonus: The culprit is "Rove Digital".


This
 
2012-07-05 12:08:15 AM  

MisterTweak: I don't think subby read all the way to the bottom: The FBI has been running a DNS server, something it doesn't really want to do or have funding for, and they're going to turn it off this month, meaning that quite a number of people with computers still infected will see the intarwebs simply stop working for them.

So, the FBI has been "in your computer" for close to a year, is tired of holding your hand, and wants you to FIX YOUR GODDAM INFECTED PACKARD BELL 386 ALREADY.

Bonus: The culprit is "Rove Digital".


THIS

Not to mention that there have been frequent warnings about this issue for months.
 
2012-07-05 12:08:26 AM  
Never underestimate the power of idiots to misinterpret government actions.
This is almost as bad as the digital tv switchover.
 
2012-07-05 12:09:33 AM  
ATTENTION PEOPLE OF AMERICA *cough*
 
2012-07-05 12:11:25 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: MisterTweak: I don't think subby read all the way to the bottom: The FBI has been running a DNS server, something it doesn't really want to do or have funding for, and they're going to turn it off this month, meaning that quite a number of people with computers still infected will see the intarwebs simply stop working for them.

So, the FBI has been "in your computer" for close to a year, is tired of holding your hand, and wants you to FIX YOUR GODDAM INFECTED PACKARD BELL 386 ALREADY.

Bonus: The culprit is "Rove Digital".

THIS

Not to mention that there have been frequent warnings about this issue for months.


first warning ive seen and i go on news sites daily
 
2012-07-05 12:16:26 AM  
Clark Howard was pushing one of these websites last week. "The government wants to help you, so they created a website you can log into so they can scan your computer FOR VERY HIGH TECH VIRUSES ONLY THEY KNOW HOW TO REMOVE."
 
2012-07-05 12:24:09 AM  

serial_crusher: Never underestimate the power of idiots to misinterpret government actions.
This is almost as bad as the digital tv switchover.


IT'S A GOVERNMENT MIND CONTROL BOX
 
2012-07-05 12:25:16 AM  

ontariolightning: Bathia_Mapes: MisterTweak: I don't think subby read all the way to the bottom: The FBI has been running a DNS server, something it doesn't really want to do or have funding for, and they're going to turn it off this month, meaning that quite a number of people with computers still infected will see the intarwebs simply stop working for them.

So, the FBI has been "in your computer" for close to a year, is tired of holding your hand, and wants you to FIX YOUR GODDAM INFECTED PACKARD BELL 386 ALREADY.

Bonus: The culprit is "Rove Digital".

THIS

Not to mention that there have been frequent warnings about this issue for months.

first warning ive seen and i go on news sites daily


It's about malware that's a DNS changer. It was created by hackers and is believed to affect at least 85.000 computers in the U.S. alone.

There are mulitple links on google regarding the FBI virus warning.
 
2012-07-05 12:27:55 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: ontariolightning: Bathia_Mapes: MisterTweak: I don't think subby read all the way to the bottom: The FBI has been running a DNS server, something it doesn't really want to do or have funding for, and they're going to turn it off this month, meaning that quite a number of people with computers still infected will see the intarwebs simply stop working for them.

So, the FBI has been "in your computer" for close to a year, is tired of holding your hand, and wants you to FIX YOUR GODDAM INFECTED PACKARD BELL 386 ALREADY.

Bonus: The culprit is "Rove Digital".

THIS

Not to mention that there have been frequent warnings about this issue for months.

first warning ive seen and i go on news sites daily

It's about malware that's a DNS changer. It was created by hackers and is believed to affect at least 85.000 computers in the U.S. alone.

There are mulitple links on google regarding the FBI virus warning.


To be fair, Google might have been taking him to something like Gogul.ee for a couple of months or something.

1 search result
Your Computer Is Fine Proceed Normally
 
2012-07-05 12:35:54 AM  

Godscrack: Clark Howard was pushing one of these websites last week. "The government wants to help you, so they created a website you can log into so they can scan your computer FOR VERY HIGH TECH VIRUSES ONLY THEY KNOW HOW TO REMOVE."


is it so crazy that i dont trust the fbi with my computer?
maybe they created that virus and unleashed it

its the fbi!
 
2012-07-05 01:05:37 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: ontariolightning: Bathia_Mapes: MisterTweak: I don't think subby read all the way to the bottom: The FBI has been running a DNS server, something it doesn't really want to do or have funding for, and they're going to turn it off this month, meaning that quite a number of people with computers still infected will see the intarwebs simply stop working for them.

So, the FBI has been "in your computer" for close to a year, is tired of holding your hand, and wants you to FIX YOUR GODDAM INFECTED PACKARD BELL 386 ALREADY.

Bonus: The culprit is "Rove Digital".

THIS

Not to mention that there have been frequent warnings about this issue for months.

first warning ive seen and i go on news sites daily

It's about malware that's a DNS changer. It was created by hackers and is believed to affect at least 85.000 computers in the U.S. alone.

There are mulitple links on google regarding the FBI virus warning.


85.000 computers, not 85,000 computers? What are you, European?

I seriously doubt that many people will be affected.
 
2012-07-05 01:08:19 AM  
We all know the FBI is the biatchpuppet of the Bilderberg Group. I also suspect that Gary Bettman has one of his hairy toes in this particular pool, I'm just waiting for the confirmation signal from my guy in Prague.
 
2012-07-05 01:10:54 AM  

cman: Bathia_Mapes: ontariolightning: Bathia_Mapes: MisterTweak: I don't think subby read all the way to the bottom: The FBI has been running a DNS server, something it doesn't really want to do or have funding for, and they're going to turn it off this month, meaning that quite a number of people with computers still infected will see the intarwebs simply stop working for them.

So, the FBI has been "in your computer" for close to a year, is tired of holding your hand, and wants you to FIX YOUR GODDAM INFECTED PACKARD BELL 386 ALREADY.

Bonus: The culprit is "Rove Digital".

THIS

Not to mention that there have been frequent warnings about this issue for months.

first warning ive seen and i go on news sites daily

It's about malware that's a DNS changer. It was created by hackers and is believed to affect at least 85.000 computers in the U.S. alone.

There are mulitple links on google regarding the FBI virus warning.

85.000 computers, not 85,000 computers? What are you, European?

I seriously doubt that many people will be affected.


No, just someone with a bad case of allergy eyes that kept me from noticing I used a period instead of a comma.
 
2012-07-05 01:24:12 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: No, just someone with a bad case of allergy eyes that kept me from noticing I used a period instead of a comma.


A very likely story. Not.

Listen up, sister - if we can't trust you with punctuation, how can we trust you with facts?
 
2012-07-05 01:50:21 AM  
Oh yeah, I had forgotten about this. Thanks for the reminder, subs.
 
2012-07-05 02:12:12 AM  
This is legit. You can trust me - I have a double secret probation security clearance and work for the US Government in computer security. You can trust me ... Or you can check the dozens of independent tech news sites available like F-Secure, Internet Storm Center, SecurityFocus and Ars Technica.
 
2012-07-05 02:31:47 AM  

rwhamann: This is legit. You can trust me - I have a double secret probation security clearance and work for the US Government in computer security. You can trust me ... Or you can check the dozens of independent tech news sites available like F-Secure, Internet Storm Center, SecurityFocus and Ars Technica.


nah, i stay away from anything the fbi wants me to do
 
2012-07-05 02:35:44 AM  
and from what ive seen people from other countries believe its an fbi scam too

fbi has a bad rep worldwide for a reason

hell that FBI raid in NZ to get dotcom was illegal

fark like im gonna trust that bureau of steaming horse shiat
no wonder americans are seen as dimwitted
they believe anything they get told
 
2012-07-05 03:21:12 AM  
I'm surprised nobody appears to have cottoned on to the fact that, since November, the FBI have had a nice record of everything that the owners of these computers have done on the internet without the need for any of those pesky warrant things.

Any lawyers care to chime in on whether they'd have been able to use this info as evidence if, say, one of them was browsing kiddy porn? Or whether they'd have been allowed to share the info with the RIAA/etc if they're used to pirate music or videos?
 
2012-07-05 04:46:46 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: I'm surprised nobody appears to have cottoned on to the fact that, since November, the FBI have had a nice record of everything that the owners of these computers have done on the internet without the need for any of those pesky warrant things.

Any lawyers care to chime in on whether they'd have been able to use this info as evidence if, say, one of them was browsing kiddy porn? Or whether they'd have been allowed to share the info with the RIAA/etc if they're used to pirate music or videos?


I'm guessing that most of these people's internet usage consists of going to AOL.com, clicking links in forwarded emails, and multiple Google searches for full URLs.
 
2012-07-05 04:48:59 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: I'm surprised nobody appears to have cottoned on to the fact that, since November, the FBI have had a nice record of everything that the owners of these computers have done on the internet without the need for any of those pesky warrant things.

Any lawyers care to chime in on whether they'd have been able to use this info as evidence if, say, one of them was browsing kiddy porn? Or whether they'd have been allowed to share the info with the RIAA/etc if they're used to pirate music or videos?


Don't be silly, this is for your own good.

OMFG, the FBI stole my recipes!
 
2012-07-05 04:56:36 AM  
If you are so stupid and clueless you lose your internet connection, then I have no pity for you. There is no excuse for not getting this fixed.
 
2012-07-05 05:00:25 AM  

Nuclear Pancake: If you are so stupid and clueless you lose your internet connection, then I have no pity for you. There is no excuse for not getting this fixed.


Yep.
I wonder how many peoploe will be too paranoid to RTFA?
I'll offer a 7/10 to trollmitter.
 
2012-07-05 05:03:21 AM  

ontariolightning: Bathia_Mapes: MisterTweak: I don't think subby read all the way to the bottom: The FBI has been running a DNS server, something it doesn't really want to do or have funding for, and they're going to turn it off this month, meaning that quite a number of people with computers still infected will see the intarwebs simply stop working for them.

So, the FBI has been "in your computer" for close to a year, is tired of holding your hand, and wants you to FIX YOUR GODDAM INFECTED PACKARD BELL 386 ALREADY.

Bonus: The culprit is "Rove Digital".

THIS

Not to mention that there have been frequent warnings about this issue for months.

first warning ive seen and i go on news sites daily


Every ISP in the country have had a list of people to call about it. You sir are not aware of the subject at hand.
 
2012-07-05 05:04:11 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Nuclear Pancake: If you are so stupid and clueless you lose your internet connection, then I have no pity for you. There is no excuse for not getting this fixed.

Yep.
I wonder how many peoploe will be too paranoid to RTFA?
I'll offer a 7/10 to trollmitter.


Wait, are you saying Canadian websites are safe to go to? I'll bet you work for the FBI.
;)
 
2012-07-05 05:13:50 AM  
Bathia_Mapes: It's about malware that's a DNS changer. It was created by hackers and is believed to affect at least 85.000 computers in the U.S. alone.

85 computers, that's nothing.

// heard about this malware once, then stopped paying attention.

// DNS is handled by my router (via DNSMASQ) clients have to talk to the router first, which then sends the DNS query. If some malware were to somehow change the DNS server on my linux box without me noticing it, then the box would drop off the net because the router would eat those DNS queries instead of passing them on.

// They should have shut those boxes off as soon as they had them. These people are never going to learn unless you take off the kid gloves. Or at the very least, they should have plastered "you got hacked fool" messages on the clean boxes they set up. SMH
 
2012-07-05 06:11:44 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: ontariolightning: Fark off FBI. Theres no virus, you just want to spy on us.

Pretty much, yeah.


Do either of you have any evidence of that? I mean real evidence, not facts taken out of context that you interpret as evidence that you're right because it's what you want to see.
 
2012-07-05 06:14:05 AM  
According to Paul Vixie, chairman and founder of the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) that has been operating the temporary servers for the FBI,

So the story is that the organization that operates the Internet's official name servers has been running additional ones, at the addresses where the hackers pointed the victim's computers instead of the correct addresses.

There isn't any here here
 
2012-07-05 06:19:52 AM  
I bet the Illuminati,the real killers of behind of murders OJ was falsely accused of,the ignorant people who thought Micheal Jackson was a child molester,Obama's time machine and chemtrails helped the FBI set those servers up.
 
2012-07-05 06:22:39 AM  
This has got to be the third or fourth "omg the Internet is going to die" story about this.

Hell, I think this is the second or third time I have said "this has got to be the third or fourth story about this".

How many damn times is the FBI going to extend this and how many times will Fark post about it?
 
2012-07-05 06:26:49 AM  

lordargent: // They should have shut those boxes off as soon as they had them. These people are never going to learn unless you take off the kid gloves. Or at the very least, they should have plastered "you got hacked fool" messages on the clean boxes they set up. SMH


Well, they do administrate the DNS server, all it would take is to route everyone to one site with that message. That would be more effective than to keep putting out alerts in the papers.
 
2012-07-05 07:00:49 AM  
And this time THEY REALLY MEAN IT!

It's been really bizarre to me to watch this happen over the past year or whatever. They're so damn concerned that people might LOSE INTERNET, like your aunt is going to go riot in the streets the first time she can't load up Pinterest. Just shut the servers down and let these yahoo's suffer a little tech support hell.
 
2012-07-05 07:42:07 AM  

reported: Anyone who loses their internet access on the 9th deserves it.
First of all, you had to be dumb enough not to have proper security in place (and common sense) to avoid DNSChanger.
Then, you had to be even dumber not to notice your computer was infected with something that was redirecting websites.
Then, you had to be even dumberer not to notice the many media reports on this issue, the takeover of the rogue DNS servers, the deadline (and subsequent extension) for fixing the problem.
This is a case of the government actually trying to be helpful.


You really expect a 75 year old grandma to have the technical skills to know how to "protect" their computer? Or to even know if their computer is infected by something? All they know is how to send facebook messages to their grandkids.

The concept of trusting an end user in knowing how to protect their computer has completely failed. Which is why both Apple and Microsoft are putting in pro-active measures in their OS's.

/too late in my opinion
 
2012-07-05 08:00:30 AM  

gingerjet: reported: Anyone who loses their internet access on the 9th deserves it.
First of all, you had to be dumb enough not to have proper security in place (and common sense) to avoid DNSChanger.
Then, you had to be even dumber not to notice your computer was infected with something that was redirecting websites.
Then, you had to be even dumberer not to notice the many media reports on this issue, the takeover of the rogue DNS servers, the deadline (and subsequent extension) for fixing the problem.
This is a case of the government actually trying to be helpful.

You really expect a 75 year old grandma to have the technical skills to know how to "protect" their computer? Or to even know if their computer is infected by something? All they know is how to send facebook messages to their grandkids.

The concept of trusting an end user in knowing how to protect their computer has completely failed. Which is why both Apple and Microsoft are putting in pro-active measures in their OS's.

/too late in my opinion


What MS is doing is making their OS harder to use, more full of nags and reminders and popups. Because that's easier than addressing the huge number of flagrant security holes in their OS. They patch a hole, and the patch has another hole, and they patch that, and it also has another hole.

The nags and reminders and popups will make very little difference in terms of protecting your computer, but it does make it look like they're trying.

Kind of like the Simpsons episode when the kid falls down the well, and after the kid is finally rescued, groundskeeper Willie puts up a sign that says, "Do Not Fall in Well".

If your grandmother can't understand how to protect her computer, will she read and understand the nags, reminders and popups? Will she know the difference between them and an infection?
 
2012-07-05 08:03:09 AM  
Why didn't they just setup a web server hosting a page saying "Hey you are infected, here is how to fix it" and make everything resolve to the ip of that server? Is there a reason this wouldn't work and quickly solve the issue?
 
2012-07-05 08:04:35 AM  

ontariolightning: Relatively Obscure: Maybe I should finish reading this, but I'm not sure I'm reading the same article as subby and you guys so far

FBI has a reputation worldwide of being a shady organization. If you don't question their motives you have been sleeping for decades.


Yeah - but why would the FBI target a group whose only common distinguishing characteristic is that they are dumbasses who downloaded a virus?
 
2012-07-05 08:13:19 AM  

jso2897: ontariolightning: Relatively Obscure: Maybe I should finish reading this, but I'm not sure I'm reading the same article as subby and you guys so far

FBI has a reputation worldwide of being a shady organization. If you don't question their motives you have been sleeping for decades.

Yeah - but why would the FBI target a group whose only common distinguishing characteristic is that they are dumbasses who downloaded a virus?


I have a friend that will no doubt send me some fearmongering forwarded spam about this that is and I will promptly delete it without opening it.
 
2012-07-05 08:17:19 AM  
I didn't read the thread so maybe there's a joke here that's already been explained that I just don't get, but if you cut the headline down to only the parts that aren't utterly retarded nonsense completely devoid of even the slightest connection to reality, you get:

July 9th

/ congrats submitter, I think you actually managed a way to be stupider than the people still infected with DNSChanger
 
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