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Hundreds of Thousands May Lose Internet in July


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FYI in case anyone didn't read about this online or in your newspaper...

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. Most victims don't even know their computers have been infected, although the malicious software probably has slowed their Web surfing and disabled their antivirus software, making their machines more vulnerable to other problems.

Donnie

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soooo...how do we know that this is not an elaborate scam by Donnie to get us to click this link which then insidiously takes control of our bank accounts to finance the babe bunker ??? ;)

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soooo...how do we know that this is not an elaborate scam by Donnie to get us to click this link which then insidiously takes control of our bank accounts to finance the babe bunker ??? ;)

Donnie is as bright as a "small appliance bulb". Answer your question?

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