DNS Changer Malware: Will Your Computer Crash Today, Waukee?
For some, there will be no Internet access after Monday. Check to see if you're at risk of losing your internet.
The Internet continues to connect Waukee with the rest of the world.
Sometimes that's not a good thing.
The Internet is abuzz about the DNS Changer computer malware that is expected to leave some in the United States without Web access on Monday.
The nasty bug came to light last year when it was reported that international cyber criminals were taking control of computers.
The problem was so concerning that the FBI responded by running a computer intervention. (Click here to read more from the FBI on the DNS Changer malware.)
It is estimated that about 277,000 computers worldwide — 64,000 of them in the United States — may still be infected with the malware, and on July 9 the FBI is disabling its stopgap measure. So for some, there will be no Internet access after Monday.
To find out if your computer will be still be connected on Monday, visit FBI-approved dns-ok.us for a simple online test that will tell you if you're good to go.