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Windows 7: Experts warn of imminent Conficker attack

11 Apr 2009   #11

El Capitan / Windows 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The unfortunate thing is that Conficker is most prevalent as an infection in markets where the use of counterfeit copies of Windows is at it's highest.

These copies are not likely to be kept patched, so it reinforces Dmex's statement that users who keep their system up to date with all the patches from Windows Update, should not worry about this.

What is more worrying in this case is what the Conficker Botnet is going to be used for. The people in control of the Botnet have at their command a massive amount of computing power which if used to launch some form of zero day attack could cause havoc with the internet.

Hopefully the Botnet will just be used for normal criminal activity like stealing user passwords, but my paranoia does make me worry a little
It's going to be used by Hulu to take over the planet!

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12 Apr 2009   #12
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

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