Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Conficker May Take Over Yor PC - Here we go again!

The news this week is not good. But then it rarely is when it comes to Internet and computer security.

A new digital plague has hit the Internet, infecting millions of personal and business computers in what seems to be the first step of a multistage attack. The world’s leading computer security experts do not yet know who programmed the infection, or what the next stage will be.

In recent weeks a worm, a malicious software program, has swept through corporate, educational and public computer networks around the world. Known as Conficker or Downadup, it is spread by a recently discovered Microsoft Windows vulnerability, by guessing network passwords and by hand-carried consumer gadgets like USB keys.
You can read more on the web by Googling this topic.

So, the best we can offer is update your Windows patches for this worm (hint: they are not working because Microsoft no longer seems to have a clue what they are doing) and pray real hard.

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