May 2012

DNSChanger malware -- hype or serious threat?

You and your clients have probably heard or read news stories in the past few weeks predicting the end of the Internet on July 9 of this year. Should you be concerned?

The answer, of course, is yes and no. The threat is real, although it only affects a small percentage of computer users. But for that infected population of computers, they will in fact lose their ability to connect to the Internet, starting on July 9 and continuing until their computer is cleared of the DNSChanger malware.