DNS Issues – July 9

You might have seen news stories recently in the Cedar Rapids Gazette and on TV about a DNS (Domain Name System) issue that may be coming to a head on July 9. DNS is the system the Internet uses to translate the name of the web site you are seeking (the URL), into an Internet address that identifies where the server is located.

There is a virus that has been around for some time that changes peoples DNS entries to go to invalid DNS servers, disabling their ability to browse the web correctly. The FBI had servers setup that allowed infected machines to work normally for the short term, but they will be shutting those down on July 9. If a PC is infected with one of these viruses, it will not be able to browse the web correctly after July 9.

If you are concerned about your PC being infected, check out the links below or call Tektivity for more information.

Information on what this is and its affects can be found here:
http://www.dcwg.org/

Website to check and see if you have the issue is:
http://www.dns-ok.us/

Born and raised on a horse farm in Marion, IA, Kenyon got her B.A. in English Literature from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She returned to the area after graduating in 2011, and interned at several different marketing agencies prior to coming on as Marketing Coordinator for Tektivity. In her free time, Kenyon enjoys riding horses, studying ballet, and being with family.

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