Silk Road Raising Questions About Government Spying (Again)


It’s a case that’s captured everyone’s attention — pirates, drug trafficking, hit men, government intrigue. By now, few people haven’t heard about Silk Road, run by the now notorious Dread Pirate Roberts, a pseudonym from the film “The Princess Bride.” It’s an interesting next chapter to perhaps the biggest news story of 2013 — Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA cyber snooping. Although there is new speculation about whether the FBI had help from the agency, it certainly showed the NSA that it too can flex its technology muscles, as it shut down purportedly a billion dollar illegal drugs website and nabbed its operator last week.

On Wednesday, Ross William Ulbricht, the alle…

Worried of FBI’s Blackout? Let ME help you to fix your DNS


This is in continuation with this post on FBI shutting down the stand-in DNS Servers on March 8, 2012 and its implications

In short, the computers affected by the DNSChanger Trojan will not be able to connect to the internet after March 8 until the DNS Settings have been fixed. The DNS Checker tool discussed in the above blog post helps you primarily find whether your system is infected with the DNSChanger Trojan. You will have to fix your DNS Settings manually to be able to connect to the internet.

At ManageEngine, we understand the pain of identifying the affected computers manually and fixing them. We have come up with a script that will help you identify and fix the affected computers at once. The script can be exe…