Having trouble getting online? This might be the reason: as of Monday July 9th, if your computer is one of the thousands still infected with the DNS Changer virus, your access to the internet will be cut off. The malware redirects the victim’s web browser to sites designated by the attackers, who were caught and charged last year. For example, victims who tried to access Apple’s iTunes were instead sent to a site claiming it sold Apple software. If your computer is still infected, it’s still trying to go to the malicious sites while you’re surfing the web. The FBI had servers set up to point your machine to the correct websites instead of the ones dictated by the virus. But not anymore – they have now pulled the plug on the original servers they seized from the scammers and on their own servers. If you’re experiencing problems, borrow a friend’s computer and visit www.dcwg.org or call your Internet service provider. Visit shellypalmer.com to read more about it
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 09, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).