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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 01:37 PM - Thread Starter
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A malicious software program known as Conficker that many feared would wreak havoc on April 1 is slowly being activated, weeks after being dismissed as a false alarm, security experts said.

Conficker, also known as Downadup or Kido, is quietly turning an unknown number of personal computers into servers of e-mail spam, they added.

The worm started spreading late last year, infecting millions of computers and turning them into "slaves" that respond to commands sent from a remote server that effectively controls an army of computers known as a botnet.

Its unidentified creators started using those machines for criminal purposes in recent weeks by loading more malicious software onto a small percentage of computers under their control, said Vincent Weafer, a vice president with Symantec Security Response, the research arm of the world's largest security software maker, Symantec Corp.
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Some more conficker stuff. Searched forums and didn't find anything.

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haha right on the heels of this thread.
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Most of that hype is problably Yahoo's fault...that's where my Mom and all my non tech-savvy friends heard about it and started freaking out.
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You ever think that these so called "virus writers" are not people just hired by ANTI Virus program companies to keep their profits up?


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People are so quick to check and call out duplicate threads. It's sad that you have to state in the OP that you checked first. Freaking ridiculous.

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You ever think that these so called "virus writers" are not people just hired by ANTI Virus program companies to keep their profits up?
Nooooooooooo....They wouldn't do that

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You ever think that these so called "virus writers" are not people just hired by ANTI Virus program companies to keep their profits up?
There have been rumors of that from Norton for years. I do think they do that to some extent. Most of the time, warnings of new virii are announced by these companies.

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hell if they took over my computer they wouldnt get very far, its called power plug and reformat.
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