Happy 1st Birthday Conficker!

Dec 17 10:40 2009 Angeline Mabute Print This Article

Conficker is celebrating its first birthday! It is a Windows worm targeting flaws in the operating system to assign machines and link them into a virtual computer that can be commanded remotely by its authors.


Conficker is celebrating its first birthday!

Conficker is a Windows worm targeting flaws in the operating system to assign machines and link them into a virtual computer that can be commanded remotely by its authors. It is also known as Downup,Guest Posting Downadup and Kido which was first detected in November 2008. It uses a combination of advanced malware techniques making it difficult to counteract. It is believed to be the largest computer worm infection since the SQL Slammer of 2003.

According to Shadowserver Foundation, a volunteer group of IT security professionals, there are at least seven (7) million IP addresses infected by the Conficker worm. They also stated that the Conficker worm is still hitting Brazil and China.

Conficker is rampant in countries where many people are using bootleg copies of Microsoft Windows which is not advisable to do because it has no built-in security features exposing the computers open to infections. So don’t ever buy or use bootleg software. If you are using a legitimate and licensed Windows, always update it to get all the latest security patches. Of course, always keep an antivirus program that is working and updating automatically.

In these days, Conficker is still infecting many computers. It is now considered as one of the biggest worm infection of all time. For now, computer owners must protect their PC from security threats like Conficker. Contact Techie Now, to help you with the PC protection that you need. Techie Now offers PC support services: virus and spyware removal, performance optimization, installation and configuration, and general repair. Techie Now care about your PC needs.


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