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Conficker – A Problem Made in China

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On April 1st, 2009 the world will see the most sophisticted Malware of all times. If you thought the Y2K was a bug, then this one should remind you of “Eight Legged Freaks”. This one is bad….really bad.

Beware of this new Malware.

Beware of this new Malware.

The conficker worm is believed to have originated in China and there is speculation amid developers that this is the same worm that breached the Pentagon firewalls some 9 months ago.

When last we checked, about a week ago, Conficker had already spread to 9 million PCs, with little sign of slowing. Now it has infected at least 10 million PCs and experts believe there may be up to 350 million vulnerable computers out there.

On Wednesday, Conficker will run an update where its latest version will be automatically downloaded to cause further damage. Here’s a quick list of things you need to know about conficker before it affects your computer. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by manaskumar

March 30, 2009 at 7:02 pm