Month: October 2009

DNSSEC Root Signing by July 1st

DNSSEC Root Signing by July 1st

This is good news. DNSSEC-signed root is to be expected on July 1st, 2010.

When the presentation slide changed from page 24 to page 25, one of the important moments of the Internet history had now been announced to public and long-time waited, “The date for fully deployment of the
DNSSEC at Root Zone” was confirmed; July 1, 2010. The presentation also included a brief timeline of other important dates before the DNSSEC is fully deployed.

Source: http://blog.icann.org/2009/10/dnssec-signed-root-by-july-1-2010/

How-To: Remove "Ondoy" Spyware

How-To: Remove "Ondoy" Spyware

OK, there’s no such thing as Ondoy spyware (or virus for that matter). But while Ondoy was lashing the Philippines and killing hundreds in the process, some “malicious” folks were taking advantage of the google search term. According to some blog posts, when you type Ondoy (or its varieties), the first few top searches are actually links to virus.
ondoy_virus

I never knew anyone actually fell victim to this trap, until this weekend. A cousin asked me to help her re-install her antivirus, which according to her is not showing up after their IT department “cleaned” her PC. Then she went on detailing how she got the virus in the first place. It was Ondoy’s fault, tsk tsk. Although I have very little interest in Windows-related posts (with the exception of Windows7) and all its virus issues, i decided otherwise to to post this how-to. Who knows, someone else may have fallen victim.. (and they may not even know it).

Moving on, this is what i did.

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