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Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« on: April 01, 2009, 11:06:44 AM »
-= I keep seeing these "April-1-danger".. So, is conficker really released today..?
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009, 12:56:31 PM »
He say April Fools day is this real or no ?

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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 01:25:18 PM »
The planet is now well into April 1st.   It appears that the predictions of massive Cornficker doom and destruction will have to await another inauspicious date.

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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 01:34:19 PM »
Hi allanrf,

Conficker is an overhyped issue, fully patched and following prescribed security practices the risk on infection is minimal, a Win32: Vitro infection is another beast altogether and will lead to total recall of the machine. A lot of malware comes in under the radar, stays under the radar, only makes the victim's computer soooo slow, the victim may be unaware that he or she does no longer own this computer and his machine helps to keep the spam output like it always have been. The people that do not know or feel like computer security help the status quo: no malware detected, cybercrime business as usual, anti malware business as usual, everybody happy thanks to the unaware,

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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 02:39:57 PM »
F-Secure is posting updates on their Blog about the worm. http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 06:01:36 PM »
I saw an interesting news item this morning, I forget where ... some security expert said he doubts whether this latest Conficker will become active today.  As he put it, if he were the perp then today's the one day he wouldn't make it active, since with all the news coverage nearly everyone will be extra vigilant and cautious today.
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 06:16:03 PM »
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EVERYBODY RUN FOR THEIR LIVES!!! CONFICKER IS COMING!!! OMG!

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Oh yeah, it's because this thing isn't a big deal!
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 06:38:56 PM »
The computer I'm working on right now is protected by Deep Freeze.
I wish it would get infected so I could see just how well this protection really works.  :) :) ;D
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 06:44:09 PM »
Never happen bob...

We're all too good!

Anyway, I thought I saw something about the virus not becoming active today due to all of the "hype."  Who knows though, there's so much mis-information circulating about this it's not even funny.
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 07:03:04 PM »
Almost as much hype as the year 2000 received with all of it's predictions of Doom and Gloom.... ;D
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2009, 07:05:53 PM »
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Almost as much hype as the year 2000 received with all of it's predictions of Doom and Gloom.... Grin

Heh, That's exactly what popped into my head when everyone started asking about it here.  I just started shaking my head...
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2009, 07:08:08 PM »
Some of our Forum member may not remember that far back... ;D
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2009, 07:08:50 PM »
lol  ;D
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2009, 08:52:14 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

Back to the real info here, nice write up about Conficker: http://www.iss.net/threats/conficker.html

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