confliker virus

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Just curious, has anyone ancountered an issue with this today or was the rumor of this being a problem today just an April Foll's joke in itself?
ASKED: April 1, 2009  3:52 PM
UPDATED: April 2, 2009  5:13 AM

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No issues here.

All systems have been appropriately patched, and antivirus/antispyware programs updated, so we were not really worried about it.

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The Microsoft patch was released in October 2008, so most machines should have already been patched. This <a href=”http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1238443907751.shtm”>link</a> to the official DHS release has all the details.

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  • Technochic
    Should have typed "April Fool's"... taking mittens off again...
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  • Technochic
    Nothing here that we have seen yet. seems like alot of hype but who knows
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  • Technochic
    Nothing seen here either but yesterday used the tool mentioned in my blog and detected one infected machine and addressed it immediately. Simple Conficker Scanner tool released - find the infected machines Since we have sites in Asia, I was able to see before April 1 here in the US if there was any unusual peaks. However, I don't think the hackers are likely to do much right now. They will probably wait a week or month to wreak havoc when everyone has let their guard down. Like has been pointed out in the press, the hackers likely will not "take the internet down". That would separate them from their victims. They might create a DDOS against some target or create loads of spam but it's likely the sky is not gonna fall due to this worm. Remember, people were warned about this vulnerability last October. It's those devices running pirated copies of Windows and unpatched systems that will cause the problems for the rest of us.
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  • Technochic
    Thanks for posting that tool, Troy! Great idea!
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  • AndreaF
    Everything was patched & updated in anticipation, but haven't even heard of anything.....yet.
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  • Gadgetdao
    Nothing here in the non-profit world of Austin, tx-which I'm a little surprised about! They don't wear mittens in Florida do they?
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