Internet blackout on the horizon?
Warning about potential cyber issue
- Duration 3:37
- Date Apr 24, 2012
Warning about potential cyber issue
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-- you about in a new warning from the FBI and Internet blackout may be coming agents saying 350000.
Americans can lose Internet access.
On July ninth.
Did some lingering effects of an online scam.
How do you know if you'll be affected how concerned should we be about this major general deal.
Meyer rose president of the Meyer rose group is also the former chief information officer for the US intelligence community.
And retired from the US air force quite -- title there general I got through it -- to have -- -- Thanks Jack good to see the end they're gonna -- -- this.
Well I think it's something to be concerned about the FBI shut down an operation.
An international ring.
Not November of last year.
And and in order to prevent.
Disruption of bus service to folks they -- -- those servers for a period of time -- allow people did to correct their computers.
And get back on to legitimate sites so how would -- -- know they've been affected.
Well you got to watch for changes it's something unusual happened something that you're not used to seeing need to earn your website or places that you -- you know not to do it.
Most people gifts are subjected to these kinds of things because they opening email or they visit and and warranted site.
And so it is dissent only your computer might have this virus and the question becomes -- We know how to get rid of that there's a website that's been suggested and if -- -- -- I've seen.
Dot org and we'll try to get that up on our screen for our viewers on our website and you can go to this website and it can tell you -- your computer's been affected but some viewers have told -- they're concerned about going to this website saying latest don't want anybody accessing their computer you can understand their concern.
Well in fact it doesn't does not necessarily -- says -- -- or access your computer.
What it does is it does a scan and -- computers get scanned all the time your Internet service providers required to stand for certain types of vulnerabilities and and malware in such.
And so the mere fact that you're connected the Internet.
This is not anything different and and you can indeed trust that's -- it it.
It's better to be proactive and not answer absolutely it's just a larger picture here is dissent suggests a third of our computers out there are susceptible when -- that are another.
I -- to you to hackers to viruses and you know what would be affected -- let's say 350000 computers -- lose access to the Internet on July ninth of virtual.
Are arbitrary dates -- what would really be the affected that.
Foley -- is is -- some people have a vacation from the Internet.
-- and and if it affects you it's it's it's really a big problem and so folks would have to go to some -- to get their their computer cleaned.
Which is not a big deal but -- it is a hassle it takes time.
And and in fact if your business depends upon.
Your connection to the Internet it could have an impact on -- -- -- -- it suggests add bigger promised to come.
Well I think this is something that that.
Those of us who didn't necessarily grow -- digital -- have to learn to to live with an adapt.
The Internet has very.
Positive aspects to it allows us to create lots of in intellectual property create wealth conduct commerce.
And socially connect.
Not right by the saint by the same token they're all kinds of things that you have to be careful -- It's a whole new world we keep on hearing that and apparently it is that the story like that's DC WG dot org is our viewers can go.
I general -- -- nice have you back with us thank you very much.
Thank you --