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Having trouble getting online? This might be the reason: as of Monday July 9th, if your computer is one of the thousands still infected with the DNS Changer virus, your access to the internet will be cut off. The malware redirects the victim’s web browser to sites designated by the attackers, who were caught and charged last year.  For example, victims who tried to access Apple’s iTunes were instead sent to a site claiming it sold Apple software. If your computer is still infected, it’s still trying to go to the malicious sites while you’re surfing the web.  The FBI had servers set up to point your machine to the correct websites instead of the ones dictated by the virus. But not anymore – they have now pulled the plug on the original servers they seized from the scammers and on their own servers. If you’re experiencing problems, borrow a friend’s computer and visit www.dcwg.org or call your Internet service provider. Visit shellypalmer.com to read more about it

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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