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(TG Daily)   Substitute FBI servers allowing those with DNSChanger malware to access the internet turned off last night at midnight. So if you can't read this, I guess you still have it   (tgdaily.com) divider line 30
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2012-07-09 06:29:38 AM
I can't read this.
 
2012-07-09 08:19:23 AM
I subscribe to the Fark Print Edition, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-07-09 09:10:15 AM
It's like when they say on the tv news: "If you don't have power, please call this number..."
 
2012-07-09 09:30:08 AM
They are probably all Amish anyway.
 
2012-07-09 09:37:46 AM
Hah, I just have Drew mail me a letter for each headline and comment section. I get to see everything. I don't know what this internet thing is, but it'll never catch on.
 
2012-07-09 09:38:35 AM
Well this is pretty much the most pointless Fark thread... ever. And that's saying a lot. With that in mind I'm gonna post this YouTube video:

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It might take a while to load so just be patient...
 
2012-07-09 09:41:47 AM

namegoeshere: It's like when they say on the tv news: "If you don't have power, please call this number..."


...which is nearly certainly fine, if you're old-school and have a landline (which is independently powered).

/43 years
//one 1-hour outage
///lawn
 
2012-07-09 09:42:46 AM

namegoeshere: It's like when they say on the tv news: "If you don't have power, please call this number..."


Ummm... landlines and cell phones often work independently of a residential power grid. I remember growing up calling my friends when the block would lose power to see if they wanted to go outside.
 
2012-07-09 09:45:42 AM

MightyPez: namegoeshere: It's like when they say on the tv news: "If you don't have power, please call this number..."

Ummm... landlines and cell phones often work independently of a residential power grid. I remember growing up calling my friends when the block would lose power to see if they wanted to go outside.


Sure, but the TV is generally tied to the residential power grid, which is namegoeshere's point, I think.
 
2012-07-09 09:45:43 AM

MightyPez: namegoeshere: It's like when they say on the tv news: "If you don't have power, please call this number..."

Ummm... landlines and cell phones often work independently of a residential power grid. I remember growing up calling my friends when the block would lose power to see if they wanted to go outside.


fustanella: namegoeshere: It's like when they say on the tv news: "If you don't have power, please call this number..."

...which is nearly certainly fine, if you're old-school and have a landline (which is independently powered).

/43 years
//one 1-hour outage
///lawn


Do the tv newspeople call you on the phone to tell you the number?
 
2012-07-09 09:46:17 AM

MightyPez: namegoeshere: It's like when they say on the tv news: "If you don't have power, please call this number..."

Ummm... landlines and cell phones often work independently of a residential power grid. I remember growing up calling my friends when the block would lose power to see if they wanted to go outside.


Me and my battery powered tv are really getting a kick...
 
2012-07-09 09:48:45 AM
Any one else's Flo-TV quit working?
 
2012-07-09 09:57:52 AM

Uisce Beatha: MightyPez: namegoeshere: It's like when they say on the tv news: "If you don't have power, please call this number..."

Ummm... landlines and cell phones often work independently of a residential power grid. I remember growing up calling my friends when the block would lose power to see if they wanted to go outside.

Sure, but the TV is generally tied to the residential power grid, which is namegoeshere's point, I think.


Sort of.

Before the switch to over-the-air digital, I had a small battery powered hand-held TV for those times when you lose power but still need to get information. It was a pretty decent bit of gear to have "just in case". Now, it's mostly a worthless hunk of junk.

It's not like such things were necessarily uncommon, either.
 
2012-07-09 10:06:42 AM

fustanella: namegoeshere: It's like when they say on the tv news: "If you don't have power, please call this number..."

...which is nearly certainly fine, if you're old-school and have a landline (which is independently powered).

/43 years
//one 1-hour outage
///lawn


Um. You got a battery-powered television set?
 
2012-07-09 10:09:16 AM

namegoeshere: It's like when they say on the tv news: "If you don't have power, please call this number..."


I saw an ad for a literacy group on a bus stop that said ' if you can't read this call...'
 
2012-07-09 10:10:14 AM
xanadian
Um. You got a battery-powered television set?


Sort of: a notebook and an USB TV stick.
 
2012-07-09 10:10:56 AM

xanadian: fustanella: namegoeshere: It's like when they say on the tv news: "If you don't have power, please call this number..."

...which is nearly certainly fine, if you're old-school and have a landline (which is independently powered).

/43 years
//one 1-hour outage
///lawn

Um. You got a battery-powered television set?


I remember having one when I was 11. Game Gear with Tv attachment was too sweet.

But regardless of that, if the news was broadcasting power outages and where to call, that means it was going to the word of mouth broadcast network.

"Hey Jim, is your power still out?"
"Yup, has been for the last day."
"Well mine came back up last night and the news said to call 555-5555 if you didn't have power."
 
2012-07-09 10:32:10 AM
How nasty is this thing really? They have been going apeshiat over the radio about it the last few days (OMG, it's going to delete all the files on your computer). Is it just a matter of changing your DNS back to 'automatically assigned' after running malwarebytes?
 
2012-07-09 11:11:29 AM
I had a problem at first, but then a page loaded which prompted me for my name and bank routing number.
Everything's running smoothly for now.

Was that so hard folks? Get a brain...
 
2012-07-09 11:24:12 AM

Odd Bird: I had a problem at first, but then a page loaded which prompted me for my name and bank routing number.
Everything's running smoothly for now.

Was that so hard folks? Get a brain...


I looked at your post and for one grim instant I was sure you weren't kidding. Then I thought "Nah, no one could be that stupid."
I think we need something like Poe's law for IT.
 
2012-07-09 11:31:44 AM
TheGreatGazoo
How nasty is this thing really?

Afaik, all it does is hijack your DNS settings, though I'm sure people who acquired DNSChanger have also acquired other malware that might delete their files. The trojan itself should be removable using kaspersky's tdsskiller or another decent rootkit cleaner. After that, you should be able to reset your DNS settings. Both the computer (windows/mac) and your router (if using default passwords) may be vulnerable to the configuration changes.

Basically, though, if you have a decent updated antivirus setup then it should have been picked up and cleaned well over a year ago.

Oh, and conservative talk radio has been even worse than "omg, delete files". They've apparently been going "omg, the FBI is going to shut down the internet!", at least from the hysteria I've heard at work.
 
2012-07-09 12:03:07 PM
As with most `panic` stories, I will panic when I see something outside my house related to the story. Zombies, Flu, Firestorms, Riots, floods, drought. Anything will do.
 
2012-07-09 01:50:56 PM
Let's be honest here.

The Internet is probably a safer place if anyone dumb enough to still have DNSChanger can't get on it.
 
2012-07-09 03:00:58 PM

Jormungandr: Odd Bird: I had a problem at first, but then a page loaded which prompted me for my name and bank routing number.
Everything's running smoothly for now.

Was that so hard folks? Get a brain...

I looked at your post and for one grim instant I was sure you weren't kidding. Then I thought "Nah, no one could be that stupid."
I think we need something like Poe's law for IT.


IT's Law: Someone out there IS that stupid.
 
2012-07-09 04:24:52 PM

Ashtrey: Jormungandr: Odd Bird: I had a problem at first, but then a page loaded which prompted me for my name and bank routing number.
Everything's running smoothly for now.

Was that so hard folks? Get a brain...

I looked at your post and for one grim instant I was sure you weren't kidding. Then I thought "Nah, no one could be that stupid."
I think we need something like Poe's law for IT.

IT's Law: Someone out there IS that stupid.


Well duh. People who aren't allowed to operate an abacus for fear of amputation at 50 meters can regularly be found on the internet. See: free-republic.
 
2012-07-09 05:52:10 PM

Ashtrey: Jormungandr: Odd Bird: I had a problem at first, but then a page loaded which prompted me for my name and bank routing number.
Everything's running smoothly for now.

Was that so hard folks? Get a brain...

I looked at your post and for one grim instant I was sure you weren't kidding. Then I thought "Nah, no one could be that stupid."
I think we need something like Poe's law for IT.

IT's Law: Someone out there IS that stupid.


Wizards's first rule.
 
2012-07-09 07:09:30 PM

TheGreatGazoo: They have been going apeshiat over the radio about it the last few days (OMG, it's going to delete all the files on your computer).


I'd expect people to go crazy over this, the general public has a hard enough time with general requirements for a computer to operate. Now they are in way over their head with DNS and such.

Yesterday I learned that I shouldn't connect my phone to my pc because hackers can break through the wireless broadcast from the radio towers to the phone, into my laptop, start deleting files, put viruses on my laptop, open internet browser windows and make all sorts of weird phone calls from numbers I had never seen before. Apparently it happened to this lady that was telling me not to do it.

Smoking GNU: Well duh. People who aren't allowed to operate an abacus for fear of amputation at 50 meters can regularly be found on the internet. See: free-republic.


Entering this fenced off area will either kill you or rip off your limbs
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2012-07-09 08:55:45 PM

Pro Zack: They are probably all Amish anyway.


Amish hackers always do a hatchet job.
 
2012-07-09 09:39:54 PM

vudukungfu: Pro Zack: They are probably all Amish anyway.

Amish hackers always do a hatchet job.


You reminded me of Shabbat elevators.

Thanks.
 
2012-07-10 05:32:22 PM

Bondith: Let's be honest here.

The Internet is probably a safer place if anyone dumb enough to still have DNSChanger can't get on it.


Bears repeating.
 
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