July 9 remains the date on which the FBI will take all PCs offline that are infected with DNS Changer Trojan.  As long as you have been practicing safe computing, you should be fine.  That includes keeping your antivirus software up to date, deleting any suspicious emails, and avoiding questionable Web sites and links.

Google is getting in on the act by performing some simple tests in the background whenever you execute a search.  If your PC shows signs of the DNS Changer Trojan infection, you will see a warning message at the top of your search results.

Safe computing usually means staying just one step ahead of the bad guys.  Alas, the battle never ends.  Speaking of which, from what I’ve been reading, it looks like our Smartphones, tablets, and iPhones are the next big targets.

Experts are beginning to see a surge in malware and virus infections among these devices.  The theory is we have been spending so much time and energy protecting our traditional PCs and laptops (as we must), all our other devices have been left vulnerable.  Fortunately, the cybersecurity companies are working to change that.

If you need more information on the DNS Changer Trojan situation, and how you can combat it, the link below is a good resource.


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About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls 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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