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    Internet Doomsday a ticking timebomb to hit Monday

    This news story mentions a virus called DNSChanger that is supposed to have lain dormant on systems for up to a year, and is due to hit on Monday apparently.
    There's a link in the story to a gov.au website to check your system to see if you're affected.
    I don't normally post the multitude of virus warnings that come past, but this one seems to be legit, at least to a brief check of it.

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/in...-1226418741284
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    I'm OK
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    Looks like Im OK

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    Also fine.
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    Yeah, it is legit. The DNS checker they offer has been around for a few months now, but the media are getting onto it due to the server shutdown this week.
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    Ta Zook.
    I have run a check and have been told it's "All OK".
    Anyway, will bookmark that site.
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    The estimate is maybe 6,000 Aussies affected? So I'd not be in a panic.
    It's NOT doomsday!

    Up to date AV software will have dealt with this yonks ago.
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    It has actaully been about since 2007, I checked my machine, despite its being a Mac, some time ago. I wonder how accurate their estimates of affected computers are? It will be interesting to see if anyone here is affected, we do have a bog member database.
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    Yeah, the word "Doomsday" was in the title on the news article, not my assessment of the situation. It would take a bit more than losing the internet for me to consider it "doomsday"

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    "Smart State" indeed! That was Peter Beattie's doing though I guess...
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