Yes, another worm will be surfacing the net or should I say computers on April 1st.
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April Fools Day is the day that we are supposed to be graced with the latest and most dangerous worm Conficker. Now Conficker has been around for awhile and had different stages and names but this one is the most dangerous! No, this is not an April Fools day joke, quite the contrary. This new version is a time bomb waiting to go off.
Apparently this worm was around some time ago and security experts say April fools day will set it off again. This worm infected millions of computers last time and now they say this strike will be the worst ever. It will come in the form of an update for malware sending hundreds if not thousands of requests out to its over 50,000 domains.
This worm was first reported last November Conficker “A”, it blew a hole through a security in windows, which Microsoft had already patched. Then Conficker “B” told computers to visit one of two hundred and fifty websites to download an unknown component. The security people shut down all of these sites in hopes to stop the infection.
The new version of Conficker “C” will close down the security system while it downloads a Trojan. It will also link to other computers that are infected . This smart worm will also make it very hard to find and also to remove it from your computer. It will make programs for antivirals useless and will also block you access to get onto a security site.
Any computer that has installed automatic updates will be at risk on April 1 this year. Conficker will give a hacker access to every infected computer across the globe.
Down deep inside the World Wide Web, there is an whisper of potential chaos building. Supposedly there is a malicious piece of code that has already prompted the French military to ground some fighter planes.” Wow, now this is not something to under estimate at all. If this thing can ground military planes what else is it capable of?
The biggest issue is not the worm, but the people who are in charge of the computers that are infected with it. This is like a large powerful weapon that can be used against all of us.
Conficker Cabal or “C” has not been sitting still all this time it has actually penetrated every country in the world except one which is the Republic of the Congo. The security team has been working globally trying to stop this infestation for becoming a reality. This is making a global impact as we all have to get along to stop this threat on a global basis.
F-Security has a “Q” and “A” and wants anyone concerned to go read this. It should answer a lot of peoples questions and concerns. There is also a free cleaning tool that you may use.
I hope this turns out on a good note and this April Fools day, which is less than a week away passes without any of us being affected by this threat.