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conficker the next Y2K?

HRVATSKI_VOJNIK

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just thought i should give a heads up on the new major Worm that's going around

conficker at the moment is just waiting for instructions which will be given tomorrow. Symantec doesn't really know what its gonna do, but reackon it'll do the usual, steal ID, bank details etc.

there's an 60 Minutes interview on their website (while CBS got infected ) as well as some basic removal apps for it.

being an I.T guy, just thought i should give a heads up. its said to infected 15+million computers already, but then again it might just be an Y2K style April fools joke.

Conficker - April 1st Virus - April Fools Virus - W32.Downadup Worm | The Conficker C Worm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7973131.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker

P.S no dumb comments about symantec, i just posted up the link because its got the video, some info and basic removal tools. use which security/ anti-virus software you like
 
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how would you know if you have it? (without the obvious use of a scanner)
 

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thank **** i drive a geeky macbook.
 

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It seems to use a hole that was patched in the oct 08 windows update, so if you have an up to date AV & do windows updates regularly, then you should be okay.


reading more about it, Im thinking some DoS attacks might not be out of the question....

& wow @ the creators, Im in awe of the steps taken to hide this thing, make it cover its tracks & evade AV detection....
 

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how would you know if you have it? (without the obvious use of a scanner)
Symptoms

* Account lockout policies being reset automatically.
* Certain Microsoft Windows services such as Automatic Updates, Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), Windows Defender and Error Reporting Services disabled.
* Domain controllers responding slowly to client requests.
* Unusual amounts of traffic on local area networks.
* Websites related to antivirus software becoming inaccessible

reading more about it, Im thinking some DoS attacks might not be out of the question....
Chernobyl Virus V2?
 
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Thankful that my build of windows is from 5th March '09 and hopefully invulnerable (win7)
 
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