Why Your Internet Connection Just Had a Freakout (And How to Fix It)

There's a chance your internet connection just fritzed out for 20 minutes or so and didn't let you load any webpages. If you were paying attention, though, you'd have seen that other services, like your chatrooms or a Twitter client, kept working just fine—you just couldn't send any data out. That's because there was a … » 8/15/13 2:51pm 8/15/13 2:51pm

Your Internet Might Shut Off Tomorrow Because of a Virus—Here's How to…

Tonight at 12:01 AM EDT Monday July 9th, the Internet is going to become inaccessible for nearly half a million people around the world because of malware called DNS Changer. If your computer is infected with DNS Changer, it won't be able to get on the Internet anymore. Here's how to get rid of it and make sure the… » 7/08/12 3:00pm 7/08/12 3:00pm

The Feds Will Shut off Your Internet If You Don't Clean Your Computer…

When the FBI and Estonian authorities finally crushed the DNSChanger Trojan network in January, they set up a temporary DNS exchange to maintain connectivity for the millions of infected users until they could wipe the bug from their systems. » 4/23/12 8:00pm 4/23/12 8:00pm

BitTorrent-Based Domains Could Make Sites Invincible Against…

In response to the recent flurry of aggressive takedowns against P2P and piracy-related websites, a group of programmers is working on a new, decentralized system that would make domains untouchable. The Dot-P2P project is partially powered, appropriately enough, by BitTorrent. » 11/30/10 1:23pm 11/30/10 1:23pm