Open Source Software and Linux:

Conficker

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April 14, 2009  1:06 AM

University of Utah gets hit by conficker worm



Posted by: Xjlittle
Conficker, Linux, operating system, university of utah, unix, virus, windows

Over 700 computers were hit by the most recent release of the conficker worm at the University of Utah. Computers included those at the University's three hospitals. The worm was first detected on Thursday on some of the school's computers. By Friday it had hit the school's computers at the...

March 27, 2009  6:55 PM

And you thought conficker was dead



Posted by: Xjlittle
Conficker, downadup, Linux, Microsoft, open source, Security

The conficker worm that infected millions of computers starting last October was believed to be at bay. Not so according to Vincent Weafer, vice president of Symantec's security response group. Computers infected with this worm are being updated with a stronger variant. The variant is designed...


February 13, 2009  2:00 PM

Microsoft offers $250,000 for conviction of Conficker authors



Posted by: Xjlittle
anti-virus, antivirus, Conficker, downadup, downup, Security, worm

Microsoft has announced a $250,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the authors of the Conficker worm, also known as Downadup. Apparently Microsoft feels that not enough is being done by Windows administrators to stop the infestation and propagation of this worm. F-Secure, an anti-virus...


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