[LINK] itNews: '... DNSChanger shutdown'

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Mon Jul 9 13:18:48 AEST 2012

Still no reason to prop up malconfigured sites and then drop the prop.

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM, Scott Howard <scott at doc.net.au> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 5:22 PM, Kim Holburn <kim at holburn.net> wrote:
>> I am sick of this.  I don't know why they helped prop infected
>> machines up for this long.  Just shut the servers down for goodness
>> sake.  Anyone still running an infected windows box should have their
>> computer license revoked.
> Because being "infected" with DNSChanger doesn't mean that you have any
> malware installed.
> It does (probably) means that at some stage in the past you were infected,
> but that infection could have been fixed, or you could have even bought a
> new PC.
> The problem is that DNSChanger changed DNS settings not just on the machine
> it was infected on, but also (in some cases) on the router on the local
> network.  That router isn't "infected" in any true sense of the word, it
> just has the wrong DNS settings.
>   Scott.

Kim Holburn
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