Internet Breaks on the 9th July …

… or to be more precise, if your computer is infected with dnschanger, then it will appear that the Internet is dead on the 9th July. Whilst the University itself does not have a large problem with infected machines, it is entirely possible that some people may have issues at home.

This is both a warning to those who may have infected machines to check to see if their anti-virus product is still working, and an informational notice to those who may be contacted.

The Internet is not broken when it comes to the 9th July.

The technical details of this are that the dnschanger malware has changed the DNS server list on client machines to point to what were servers controlled by the malware authors. These have been taken over, and have been offering a genuine service (at extra cost to the FBI), but will be shut down on the 9th July.

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