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Computer virus / worm warning

Post #1by LordFerret » 31.03.2009, 03:22

I'm confident the majority of you are aware of this, but for those who are not -

There is a computer virus/worm known as "conflicker" (aka "Downadup") which possibly could wreak havoc world-wide on April 1st 2009. Those of you with Windows operating systems could be vunerable and should take precautions and insure your OS's are up to date, and that your anti-virus is current.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker

An FAQ with how-to tips -
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/012009-faq-how-to-protect-your.html

Need a strong password? -
https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm

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Re: Computer virus / worm warning

Post #2by Osprey » 01.04.2009, 10:30

You can also check your network for infected hosts - http://iv.cs.uni-bonn.de/wg/cs/applications/containing-conficker/ (there are also memory scaner for confiker)

Also you can scan network by latest nmap:

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nmap -PN -T4 -p139,445 -n -v --script=smb-check-vulns --script-args safe=1

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Re: Computer virus / worm warning

Post #3by LordFerret » 01.04.2009, 16:44

Good reference Osprey, good tools, thank you. :D

Nmap can be found here - http://nmap.org/

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Re: Computer virus / worm warning

Post #4by BobHegwood » 02.04.2009, 13:34

Very much ado about nothing as it turns out. :wink:
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Re: Computer virus / worm warning

Post #5by LordFerret » 02.04.2009, 16:52

BobHegwood wrote:Very much ado about nothing as it turns out. :wink:
Thankfully! :wink: :D

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." - Anonymous

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Re: Computer virus / worm warning

Post #6by t00fri » 02.04.2009, 16:59

Waking up this morning, there was this tickling sensation next to my left toe... Of course, what else ...a little worm! Being a peaceful character, I asked him: what are you doing in my bed?? And then, what's your name?

After a little while the answer came not unexpectedly: They call me Conficker, Sir, and I am pretty hungry...

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