This is the week! (No… that's not an "iPad 3" reference.)
Back in November, the F.B.I. shutdown servers belonging to the DNSChanger botnet, operated by Rove Digital, which was based in Estonia. The Feds have been running substitute DNS servers since then, but their authority to do so expires on March 8, 2012.
And that means tens of thousands of compromised machines may be cut off from Internet services on Thursday.
Based on research by Merike Kaeo, it could even be hundreds of thousands.