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#1 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:16 AM

Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday

This was on Yahoo (sorta) News this morning and was wondering if any of the computer tech folks on here could verify that it is a real issue before I go to the web site the article talks about. Since it is not a secure web site, and I have not read anything about it before, I am concerned that it may be a scam but also feel it is worth checking into because it could be true.

http://news.yahoo.co...0--finance.html

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:40 AM

Yes, this is for real. If you have not already please do go to the site and get your computer checked. I work in the IT world and have made sure I had all our computers checked. Nothing else picks this up as far as I know, just this test.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:41 AM

I will do so this morning.

Thanks for the quick reply,
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:47 AM

I ran the check but it also says that my ISP, Charter, may be rerouting so is there anyway to make sure it will still work next week?

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:48 AM

Hmmm...Did you get a red sign then?

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:50 AM

Stuff like this makes me want to break out a rubber hose and go visit the idiot that did it :madhop:

Thanks for the heads up, I know what I'm doing at work today...
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 09:04 AM

Boy am I out of touch since I retired! Thanks for the heads up about this. I checked the wife's computer and it checked OK, but our granddaughter is in VA visiting family so she needs to check her's.

What happened to all these great security programs people pay for? They have known about this for a year and they couldn't get there programs to detect this and fix it?

Alan: unfortunately the anti virus, malware, spyware has left the script kiddie's and now companies do it, even big major companies that you deal with on a regular basis. There have been several instances where a fortune 500 company has installed software on your computer to report back your activity so they can make sure you are not violating the license or so they can make a better product. They ask you if you want to do this now because they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar so now they give you an option. You would need a lot of rubber hoses, but I know the frustration.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 09:47 AM

Thanks for the heads up Bill. I just checked both of the computers at home and it appears that we're OK here.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 10:03 AM

Thanks guys, My work computers check out OK. I will run the test at home this evening.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 10:04 AM

Just checked my confuser and we are good to go. Thanks for the heads up Bill.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 05:19 PM

Hmmm...Did you get a red sign then?


Nope it was green but still said there may be problems.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 08:07 PM

I am pretty sure that is the standard. There always "could" be another problem. I think you are good.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 09:23 PM

All the work computers are OK, the ones here check OK... Whew.

Kinda jerks my chain that anyone is just finding out about this now... Some notification system!

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 09:46 PM

Kinda jerks my chain that anyone is just finding out about this now... Some notification system!


I agree. What happened to the high priced Anti-virus company's taking action?

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Posted July 06, 2012 - 06:54 AM

I find this whole thing to be questionable. This "virus" is supposed to attack PC, Mac, and Linux. Yet there is almost no information on how it did this. There were some routers attacked as well. If this attacked Mac it would be all over the news, and are far as Linux, which Distros were attacked.


I al going to rate this one up there with the Y2K scare.




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