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  • Listen pal,
    It's been going around my timeline so word's been getting out.
  • ╭╭(V)▽_▽(V)╮╮
    windylion: basically, there's a virus that activates this monday, but has been infecting things for a year. If a computer has it, it'll
  • ╭╭(V)▽_▽(V)╮╮
    servers controlled by the people who wrote the virus, tho. And they'll have access to any info that gets transferred over their connection.
  • ╭╭(V)▽_▽(V)╮╮
    sooo... yeah. :/ Fortunately, the us gov has some sites they link to up there, that'll a-check if ya have it, and b-help you kill it if so
  • dudely (✿◡‿◡)
    i checked my ip address and it said my ip address isn't configured to use the rogue DNS servers
  • I'M BATMAN!
    No. The have known for a while. The Feds having been providing server access for infected computers for some time. They said they would stop
  • I'M BATMAN!
    doing that and a judge made them extend it, by six months, I believe. So, what is happening is this: If you are infected by the virus,
  • I'M BATMAN!
    the Feds will no longer be providing you the use of their servers tomorrow, as the injunction to make them has run out.
  • I'M BATMAN!
    the virus does NOT activate tomorrow. If you have it, it's been doing damage for a LONG time.
  • Moetatron
    Actually it hasn't been doing damage because the feds put a stop to it, but kept the servers up so that people wouldn't suddenly lose
  • Moetatron
    But as you said they have to stop providing that use now.
  • Moetatron
    And people who still have the malware will lose internet access.
  • I'M BATMAN!
    The Feds were simply providing a service to infected machines after they shut down the people who rerouted infected machines to their server
  • Moetatron
    All else fails, all the major providers are on standby to get people up and running if there's a false negative involved somehow.
  • I'M BATMAN!
    s. Since the bad guys lost their servers, the Feds didn't want to leave people hanging. They are just done providing server access, that's
  • I'M BATMAN!
    Very few home computers ever got the virus to start with. Go to the gov's site, get your stuff checked, no big deal.

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