Ed Parnell's Cunning Plan

The Internet could go dark for millions of users as early as March 8 because of a virus that has corrupted computers in more than 100 countries. Last year, authorities in Estonia apprehended six men believed responsible for creating a malicious computer script called the DNSChanger Trojan. Once set loose on the Web, the worm corrupted computers in upwards of 100 countries, including an estimated 500,000 in America alone.The primary impact of this infection is that it caused web surfers to be sent to fraudulent websites by changing what is called the DNS settings on compromised computers.The Domain Name System DNS is the backbone of the Internet’s address scheme and DNS servers are special computers around the world that act as Internet traffic cops providing directions to websites that you wish to visit.Though the FBI has shut down the DNSChanger network and put up surrogate servers, they warned the solution…

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