posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 05:04 AM
reply to post by camouflaged
The FBI are not shutting down the internet.
A bunch of nameservers were setup to mitigate the effects of a windows virus that was poisoning DNS lookups. Effectively a piece of malware was
resolving legitimate domain names to mallicious servers (the malware adjusted the windows computers that were infected to point to a different DNS
The malware/botnet command server got shut down and the FBI decided to run a DNS server that could redirect the infected computers to the correct
servers seeing as so many computers were infected.
Effectively, if your internet shuts off when the FBI turn these servers off it means your computer has been infected with the dnschanger malware for a
very long time.
Another reason not to use windows. As it is not secure, and needs to be hand-held by government facilities in order to continue functioning.
More reading here: www.us-cert.gov...
Nothing to panic about.