Cybersecurity

How to check if you'll lose the Internet Monday

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Come Monday somewhere between 200,000 and 500,000 computers won't be able to get onto the Interwebs because of some complicated expiration of FBI protection of DNS malware. Don't let that be you. We know, a world without Internet -- especially for we Internet creatures -- would not only render us homeless, but useless. We'd rather have you all sitting pretty with your Internet intact, ready to click our stories and do whatever anyone else does on this thing all day.
 
Step 1: Check If You're Affected
 
Like we said, not too many computers have anything to worry about. So before you get all worried and bury your head into your computer's insides, check to see if this is anything at all you have to worry about. First, this only affects PC users. Apple computers have nothing to worry about. Though this issue has to do with servers and Internet and malware and other fancy computer lingo that many of us don't know much about, lucky for us, security software maker McAfee has the easiest to use checker ever here. Just click a button. If you get that congratulations sign below, that's it! Internet on. If not, continue on. The FBI, a more official place, we guess, also has a checker. But it takes a little more Internet know-how, asking users to enter an IP address.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire.

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