… conficker!? Aprils fool con-ficker!


As I was expecting what would be the result of this “highly” rated virus on the internet today I found out this great article explaining the conficker war today. Conficker War Room! Your Front Row Seat For Cyber Armageddon

…and if you don’t know what Conficker is then: Conficker is a computer worm that first appeared in October 2008. The targets of conficker are Microsoft Windows operating system (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 Beta, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta).

The virus was advertised to have the potential to destroy internet (!?) as it had a couple of combinations of malware techniques. The name of the virus leads to a german root. It is a combination of  “configure” with “ficken”, the German word for “fuck.”

By the way… GO GO Symantec!

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