How to Check If Your Computer Has Been Infected with a Wide-Spread DNS Hack

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If you believe the American FBI, a lot of people have infected computers that are using a rogue DNS service. According to a story in the Huffington Post, hundreds of thousands of Windows PC users may be unwitting members of a hacker network but are unaware of it. The FBI is about to close down the network in July and infected computers will lose the Internet. A site at this link has been provided where international services are listed that will check your computer to see if your DNS service is compromised.

Two excellent articles by  editor Remah that explain DNS servers are at this link and at this link. They are worth reading. DNS service is coming under attack more and more. DNS may seem an arcane subject but learning how to manage the service will give you more security.

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