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Be sure to check your DNS settings before 9 Jul 12

blog.opendns.com/2012/05/03/opendns-cloudflare-dnschanger-solution-or-how-to-not-lose-internet-on-july-9/

The FBI have discovered that DNSChanger’s malicious DNS servers were being used to automatically and involuntarily convert the DNS settings of millions of people around the world, then using that control to redirect valid URLs to malicious sites.

fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911

The FBI took over the servers, but realized fast they couldn’t simply shut them down. To do that would immediately take all infected Internet users offline, as without DNS it’s as though the Internet doesn’t work.

The FBI and other invested groups have campaigned for the remaining estimated 350,000 infected people to switch their DNS proactively to a secure service which infected users will now HAVE to do before 9 Jul 12 !

DNS services that you should you use instead of DNSChangers include:

Your ISPs default DNS settings !

DNS Advantage

  • 156.154.70.1
  • 156.154.71.1

Google DNS

  • 8.8.4.4
  • 8.8.8.8

OpenDNS

  • 208.67.220.220
  • 208.67.222.222

the android has landed !

the android has landed ! well certainly in the uk where htc,lg & sony androids are now being advertised for the three, 3, t-mobile, virginmedia & vodafone 3g mobile networks !

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Fix your M$ WVS 6TO4 adapter errors by downgrading !

A lot of googled webpages seem to suggest you can fix your WVS 6TO4 yellow exclaimation mark device errors

6TO4 Adapter
6.0.6000.16386
This device cannot start (Code 10)

by downgrading to WXP which sounds a bit drastic to me !

6to4devman

However according to ComputerWorld  only certain WVS Licences can be downgraded to WXP ! Owners of the OEM editions of Vista Business and Vista Ultimate can downgrade to XP … but Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium owners can't !

M$ TechNet has a few less drastic options:

  1. Uninstall 6TO4 & reinstall 6TO4
  2. Use NETSH INTERFACE 6TO4 SET STATE DISABLE to disable 6TO4
  3. Just ignore it ! You can completely ignore this error, if there isn’t IPv6 network deployed in the environment. The error won’t affect your system.

Finally the best bet may be to 'UPGRADE' to Ubuntu but then your Wi-Fi might stop working instead like mine did !

You just can't win ! Or maybe its time to switch to Sun OpenSolaris ?

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