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Will the FBI Shut Down Your Internet on Monday?
Fox News ^ | July 6, 2012 | Fox and Friends Posted in: Clayton Morris, FBI, Internet

Posted on 07/06/2012 6:24:36 PM PDT by Slambat

It’s three days and counting before the deadline by the FBI hits in which they’ve threatened to shut down your Internet connection. The agency believes they are doing Americans a favor.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnewsinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: dnschanger; government; internet; internetshutdown; internetvirus; malware; shutdown
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1 posted on 07/06/2012 6:24:47 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Slambat

OK so my question is,when you go to the website to “check” your PC, is the FBI installing a sux-net virus fragment so they can shut us all down “whatever” to “keep the peace?”
Just saying..


3 posted on 07/06/2012 6:28:24 PM PDT by Shady (There is no separation of powers..they want to ace the people out...)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Anal Madness II: Day of Reckoning

LOL When you thought 1 idle brain was too much.
4 posted on 07/06/2012 6:30:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
If they interfere with my downloading of Sperm Bank Nurses, or Anal Madness II: Day of Reckoning, I’m gonna be most unhappy.

There is a "II" out?????

5 posted on 07/06/2012 6:31:00 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Slambat

Type in dns-ok.us lets you know if your computer is OK.


6 posted on 07/06/2012 6:35:01 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Shady

I think it’s just an excuse to try out their internet
kill switch. I don’t think they would just come out and say
it. They want everyone too make sure to update their systems
before Monday. Whats in the updates?


7 posted on 07/06/2012 6:37:46 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: cripplecreek
LOL When you thought 1 idle brain was too much.

What do you mean?

This is the most exciting news since "Star Flick: The Next Penetration IX" was released!

8 posted on 07/06/2012 6:38:34 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

They can’t stop the signal Mel.


9 posted on 07/06/2012 6:40:20 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EGPWS

Old school for me.

Uncle Ream Us meets snow white and the 7 dwarfettes.


10 posted on 07/06/2012 6:40:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Slambat

Two things:
my husband the engineer says its impossible
and I don’t, care all our computers are Apple


11 posted on 07/06/2012 6:41:04 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Anal Chainsaw Massacre comes out tomorrow.

Jason's ass wears a hockey mask then advertises on craiglist and saws up anyone who shows up.

Awesome premise.

12 posted on 07/06/2012 6:41:55 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Slambat

Poor headline by Fox. The FBI isn’t shutting down anyone’s internet. It’s shutting down some faux servers that have been seized that were originally the destination of hijacked computers. If your computer isn’t infected by this particular piece of malware, it will connect normally.


13 posted on 07/06/2012 6:44:51 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Slambat
I think it’s just an excuse to try out their internet kill switch.

Don't think. You obviously have zero grasp of the mechanics involved here. This is nothing of the sort.

14 posted on 07/06/2012 6:46:34 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: EGPWS

I hear it stars Henry Fitzpatrick and Patrick Fitzhenry....


15 posted on 07/06/2012 6:47:27 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Are those Word Girl characters???


16 posted on 07/06/2012 6:47:30 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1262 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Melas

These should have been shut down months ago. If they have one virus, they probably have more viruses they are spreading.


17 posted on 07/06/2012 6:47:50 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: DLfromthedesert

Computer is OK. Thanks.


18 posted on 07/06/2012 6:48:03 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: null and void

Good one!


19 posted on 07/06/2012 6:48:55 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

What about “The 7 Studs Meet Grizzly” starring Biff McHardcheese that you kept insisting we watch together?


20 posted on 07/06/2012 6:52:13 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

Don’t tell everyone! That was for just us.


21 posted on 07/06/2012 6:53:45 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: RaisingCain

I see that someone watched Space Mutiny via MST3k.


22 posted on 07/06/2012 6:54:43 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

I was scheduled to receive “On Golden Fondle” and “Driving Miss Daisy...wink wink” on Monday. Hopefully Netflix won’t be impacted.


23 posted on 07/06/2012 6:56:45 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Slambat

FBI shutting down my internet? Clayton Morris is clueless. Does he make this stuff up or is he just stupid?


24 posted on 07/06/2012 6:56:45 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Slambat

Big deal. I’ve known about this site for a while:

http://www.dns-ok.us/

If you go there, and it’s mostly green, unless you have some unusual proxy configuration, you are clean.


25 posted on 07/06/2012 6:57:17 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: DLfromthedesert

Type in dns-ok.us lets you know if your computer is OK

*********************************
...Thank you


26 posted on 07/06/2012 6:57:30 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Slambat

DNS Resolution = GREEN

Your computer appears to be looking up IP addresses correctly!

Had your computer been infected with DNS changer malware you would have seen a red background. Please note, however, that if your ISP is redirecting DNS traffic for its customers you would have reached this site even though you are infected. For additional information regarding the DNS changer malware, please visit the FBI’s website at:
http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911


27 posted on 07/06/2012 7:05:31 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Slambat

No and I don’t want the government to help.

I’m happy and secure with my White Hatters...


28 posted on 07/06/2012 7:07:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Shady

I would not click on the Gestapo’s, uh I mean, the FBI’s link. Obama and his thugs would love to be able to shut down the internet when they declare martial law.


29 posted on 07/06/2012 7:08:33 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Melas

“You obviously have zero grasp of the mechanics involved here.”

The mechanics of the internet? The mechanics of the
malware, or the mechanics of the updates? Finding out
and sharing, I assumed, is what this forum was about. Not
posturing some petty supremacy. Jezzz....


30 posted on 07/06/2012 7:16:13 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Mears

bfl


31 posted on 07/06/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Army Air Corps

Paul Johnson. Err, oh, no wait.

And Mike is better than Joel!


32 posted on 07/06/2012 7:24:40 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

Well, Joel and Mike are quite different cats. Personally, I prefer Mikes’s darker sense of humour. That, and his audiophile references are a hoot.


33 posted on 07/06/2012 7:49:33 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Slambat

Silly, nonfactual reporting. The government isn’t shutting down anyones’ internet connection. All they are doing is shutting down some DNS servers they set up that malware-infected computers happen to be pointing to. Your internet connection will still be “up” when they shut them down, but if you are infected, your computer will not be able to properly access it, since it will not be able to resolve any domain names.

Get rid of your malware, and reset your DNS/Winsock/Proxy/HOSTS file settings, and you will be able to use your internet connection just fine. It might be difficult to do that without being able to access your internet, though, unless you have the right tools downloaded on your computer already. So, if you are worried, download ComboFix, MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and CCleaner before then, to be safe.


34 posted on 07/06/2012 8:05:42 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Slambat

“I think it’s just an excuse to try out their internet
kill switch.”

No, this has nothing to do with a “kill switch”. Some people’s computers are infected with a virus that redirected them to the hackers’ server to resolve web addresses, so the hackers could redirect their web activity to pages other than the ones a user wanted to go to. After the government busted the hackers, they set up some DNS servers with those same IP addresses, so the infected machines would be able to access the internet normally. They are only turning off those servers, so the only people affected are those who still have this virus.

“They want everyone too make sure to update their systems
before Monday.”

No, this isn’t about updates, it’s about getting the people who are infected with the virus to get it removed from their system, and get their internet settings fixed before these servers are taken down. Otherwise, those machines will not be able to access the internet. Physically, their internet connection is still running fine, but because of the changes that the virus made to their operating system, any time they try to access a web page, they will just get an error.


35 posted on 07/06/2012 8:12:54 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Inspect Her Gadget, Lawrence of a Labia, Sometimes a Great Lotion, the list goes on...


36 posted on 07/06/2012 8:24:27 PM PDT by stormer
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Tagged so I can check each of my computers.


37 posted on 07/06/2012 8:36:05 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Slambat

I will not click on any FBI or new gov site. I’ve contacted my ISP, my Malware and protection venues.
I’ll let them handle it.


38 posted on 07/06/2012 8:42:41 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Boogieman

So is it unreasonable to assume that if I am infected, and the FBI has been handling my domain name resolution since November, that they could have been logging every website I’ve visited in that time?


39 posted on 07/06/2012 9:05:54 PM PDT by Jess79
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To: Slambat

bflr


40 posted on 07/06/2012 9:12:07 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Jess79

Well, it’s possible, but you’ll have to judge for yourself if it’s reasonable or not.


41 posted on 07/06/2012 9:29:03 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Right Wing Assault

Can’t he be both?


42 posted on 07/06/2012 9:30:02 PM PDT by deputytess (Men of the West .....stand and FIGHT!)
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To: EGPWS

Anal Madness II Good movie gave that a 3 rectal thermometers


43 posted on 07/06/2012 9:31:23 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Slambat

Posted here yesterday, with more information:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2903080/posts


44 posted on 07/06/2012 10:35:34 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Slambat

who the hell are they to do that !!!

They should E— S—t and D— !


45 posted on 07/06/2012 10:52:54 PM PDT by skinny old man (Still lurking and posting after all these years)
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To: svcw
I don't care, all our computers are Apple

You just might want to check anyway. Apples are NOT immune to the dns changer. Just do a search for 'dns changer apple' and you'll find a number of articles.

Here's one for a start.

https://discussions.apple.com/message/18469025#18469025

46 posted on 07/07/2012 4:10:38 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Melas
Don't think. You obviously have zero grasp of the mechanics involved here. This is nothing of the sort.

Okay - explain with your "superior grasp" why the government cannot wrest control of our access to the Internet away from us. If some podunk dictator can control.censor his country's access, our "leaders" can manage it with us. There might be some chinks in the wall, but most do not have knowledge/skills to leverage them.

47 posted on 07/07/2012 4:23:15 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Slambat

That is my question, a little “tracking” bot so they can come “discuss” various opinions we have with us?


48 posted on 07/07/2012 4:41:36 AM PDT by Shady (There is no separation of powers..they want to ace the people out...)
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To: stilloftyhenight

so come Monday you cannot turn on your computer, who will you blame?


49 posted on 07/07/2012 7:18:49 AM PDT by southphilly (Every State should be a RIGHT to WORK State!)
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To: Jess79
So is it unreasonable to assume that if I am infected, and the FBI has been handling my domain name resolution since November, that they could have been logging every website I’ve visited in that time?
 
 

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In the OSF-specified algorithm for generating new (V1) GUIDs, the user's network card MAC address is used as a base for the last group of GUID digits, which means, for example, that a document can be tracked back to the computer that created it.

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50 posted on 07/07/2012 8:23:07 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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