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4/23/12

Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July - Bloggers Beware!

So you bloggers probably should go check your computers so you don't have a heart attack come July if you can't get online.

Of course I take everything with a grain of salt, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared right?

WASHINGTON (AP) - For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.  Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.  The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.

Read the story here.

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2 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing Tonya, I'll go check this out.

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  2. Col, thanks for the tip. I did a check and I am A-OK! :)

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