Security Wire Weekly

Jan 28 2009   3:17PM GMT

Microsoft Conficker dangers ahead

Jessica Scarpati Jessica Scarpati Profile: Jessica Scarpati

Thomas Cross, X-Force security researcher for IBM ISS, discusses the possible dangers posed by the Conficker/Downadup worm. Researchers are waiting for the payload.

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Microsoft Conficker worm hits peak, but payload awaits: Security researchers are fascinated by the spreading Conficker/Downadup worm, but are unsure what kind of damage it will do to corporate networks.

Microsoft RPC worm spreads in corporate networks: A worm, exploiting the Microsoft RPC vulnerability, is wreaking havoc on some corporate networks, according to researchers at security vendor, F-Secure.

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