Virus could cause Internet service disruptions Monday

This goes back to something I've been preaching since my earliest days on the Internet: maybe people should think twice about their surfing habits? Be careful what you click on, don't download unknown or unexpected file attachments and regularly update your operating system and security software.

Because DNSChanger infected so many computers — the FBI estimates half a million infections in the U.S. and about 4 million worldwide — and infected computers can only access the Internet through the criminals’ domain name servers, law enforcement decided to temporarily replace the criminals’ rogue domain name servers with legitimate ones, to keep those millions of users (many of which were inside government agencies such as NASA) online. - From Virus could cause Internet service disruptions Monday - Chicago Sun-Times by Andy Inhatko via Chicago Sun-Times: Technology.