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[NPR] Conficker "could bring down the internet"

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"If you were to launch with a botnet that has 10 million computers in it — launch a denial of service attack — you could launch a large enough attack that it would not just overwhelm the target of the attack, but the root servers of the Internet itself, and could crash the entire Internet," he says.
http://www.npr.org/2011/09/27/140704...n-the-internet



Interesting interview. I know the conficker isnt really new news but this guy has an interesting take I didn't consider.
     
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Conficker*
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Originally Posted by 5outh View Post
Conficker*
Haha thanks, I didnt see it autocorrect
     
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That's amazing.
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What awesome coincidence. Just today i cleaned a PC from this virus..i've had it too.
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*Scans all 13 computers in the house* Hopefully Mine won't be apart of this.

'tis a scary thought though...
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Quote:
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Haha thanks, I didnt see it autocorrect
If you click 'edit' on your original post, and then click 'Go Advanced' it will let you fix the thread title.
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I came across this on a laptop the other day. It's well sneaky and I didn't even notice it. Later on that evening when I went to put my USB memory stick in my main rig, MSE popped up a warning in seconds stating that the autorun file on the stick was infected with conficker.B and removed it. Luckily I have autorun disabled just for situations like that.

It kinda made me think, because all the nasties I've ever come across have either announced their presence or its been obvious the machine was infected. But this one, the laptop wasn't slow, and nothing was shown to indicate it was infected.
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Bring it on

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Conficker is not a botnet...
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