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conficker worm

Conficker hype may have harmed security efforts

by Shanmuga

"Media hype leading up to the Conficker worm’s April 1 update may have distracted computer users from other dangerous security threats, the FBI’s cybersecurity chief said here Thursday.

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Spyware Protect 2009 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Though Spyware Protect 2009, a rogue security software made its appearance early this year, recently it’s in the news due to the fact that the notorious Conficker botnet gang chose to push it to the infected systems. Spyware Protect 2009 is your typical scareware with slight variations. Incessant, hard-to-get-away popups warn about hundred’s of imaginary

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Eyeballing Conficker with eye-charts and maps

by Shanmuga

"…Now that the crazy hype has died down (hopefully!), it’s important for end users to get reliable information on eyeballing the presence of Conficker on a machine and, if it’s found, disinfection instructions from a Web site that isn’t blocked by the malware.

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Did security companies hype Conficker?

by Shanmuga

"Conficker worm did nothing, or not very much, why did it turn into such a story? Was it hype? Is it still hype? Why was Conficker Different and was it really different? It’s fair to point out that elements of Conficker’s design inadvertently attracted attention, namely the fact that it activated at a set date

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Conficker and April 1st: Q and A

by Shanmuga

" Q: I heard something really bad is going to happen on the Internet on April 1st! Will it? A: No, not really. Q: Seriously, the Conficker worm is going to do something bad on April 1st, right? A: The Conficker aka Downadup worm is going to change it’s operation a bit, but that’s unlikely

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Latest Conficker worm gets nastier

by Shanmuga

"The authors of the latest variant of the Conficker worm are upping the ante against security vendors who are working to stop the spread and threat of the persistent program. Conficker.C shuts down security services, blocks computers from connecting to security Web sites, and downloads a Trojan.

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