BEWARE THE EIGHTH OF MARCH?

A prophetic warning to Julius Caesar about the Ides of March turned out to be pretty important.  Shakespeare aside, although you likely don’t have to worry about the Ides of March, the date you may want to watch out for is the 8th of March.

On March 8, 2012, the FBI could possibly shut down a number of Web sites with the aim of finally killing off a serious botnet infection called DNSChanger Trojan.  As is typical with the FBI, it is not giving out excessive information about its attack plan.

The targets are malicious, infected Web sites.  Nevertheless, if you happen to frequent any Web sites that may unknowingly be involved, then your surfing to those sites may be curtailed.

In my ongoing research about this situation, I did not tend to find a highly consistent story from one source to another.  Given the range of technical options open to the FBI, my sense is no one is sure exactly what will happen.

PC World has a more detailed review of this matter that I found very helpful.  http://www.pcworld.com/article/250296/the_truth_about_the_march_8_internet_doomsday.html.





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About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Tyco Integrated Security at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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