Conficker worm is HERE!

April 1, 2009 at 02:18:31
Specs: Vista XP Win7, NA
.. and THIS is what will happen to your PC if you are not prepared.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#1
April 1, 2009 at 06:38:07
My original message above is meant to be April Fool joke. Seriously, the conficker worm turns out to be all hype and no substance and much ado about nothing. Read full story HERE..

Until next time ...

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
April 1, 2009 at 07:58:04
LOL, I have actually seen that happen to a computer...the PSU overheated before the fuse could blow and up in smoke it went!

The issue with the conflicker worm issue is not whether or not it was a dud...but whether or not the word was gotten to others fast enough that they actually updated their security systems in order to protect themselves from this thing.

The actual threat was seen to be a major issue from Asia, Polynesia and the South Pacific and from countries within South America that were know to have an abundance of pirated software....(M$ does not send nor allow all updates to these areas)....foolish ? Yes!!! but so true.

Was it real, I for one believe that it was. I am also thrilled that it seems to be somewhat less than expected but it is still kind of up in the air....The time sequence that was discovered from backward engineering the worm is still unknown as to what it could do as it was only set to listen to certain websites and servers from within it's own built in data banks. For what it was looking for is anyone's guess, but let us look at another prospect that may happen.
1) the perpetrators of this fiasco decided to just wait a week or month before sending the data string to the servers.
2) or maybe the originators just were not able to get around the server security so the data was not executed as proposed...
The point is ...we just don't know what happened so to easily dismiss this may not be a good idea!

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#3
April 1, 2009 at 09:57:08
I was made aware of computer virus's in the 80's,

After all these years, we still can't trust OS makers to provide a product that is reasonable secure.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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