Sunday, March 29, 2009

Conficker - the lead story on 60 Minutes last night!

I should've posted about this before, but my pal Neopublius sent out an email on Saturday that I'm just going to shamelessly copy here, 'cause it's got the goods you need:

"There is a pretty serious computer virus making the rounds with a target activation date of April First. There is a background article here: The article links to a Microsoft site with a free scan and removal tool, there is a another tool here:

As always, run some virus protection on your computer, don’t download or open attachments from people you don’t know, and stay out of the bad neighborhoods on the internet."

Here's an article with a few more technical details... BTW this issue is PC-only, but don't get all smug just yet if you're on a Mac or Linux - Conficker is a "remote exploit" vulnerability, and MacOS X has its own remote exploit critters to deal with.

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