Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Beware of April Fool's Virus

I saw this news about the year 2009 April Fools Virus called Conficker. It has took away millions of computers life in the commercial and residential... this was scary as it will destroy almost every network, clog the network traffic in the world... So i done some research of what is Conficker Worms ? I googles and wiki to find out more of this worms.... 


According to the Wikipedia, the Conficker Worms 
Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido, is a computer worm that surfaced in October 2008 and targets the Microsoft Windows operating system.[1] The worm exploits a previously patched vulnerability in the Windows Server service used by Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 Beta, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta.[2] The worm has been unusually difficult for network operators and law enforcement to counter because of its combined use of advanced malware techniques.[3][4]
Although the origin of the name "conficker" is not known with certainty, Internet specialists and others have speculated that it is a German portmanteau fusing the term "configure" with "ficken", the German word for "fuck."[5] Microsoft analyst Joshua Phillips describes "conficker" as a rearrangement of portions of the domain name 'trafficconverter.biz'.[6]


So are you using Microsoft Windows operating system... Just beware of the Conficker Worms. I'm a bit worry as i don't know whether this worm will also attack the Apple Leopard X operation system? 


UPDATE: Important! please read on how the virus transfered .... jonzz... thanks for the information.

11 comments:

JL said...

Ehh... how does the virus spread? Just by surfing internet?

TZ said...

JL: If not mistaken the Virus spread thru email attachment...

Jayce said...

Luckily, my PC still safe until the moment I posted this message. ^_^

Queen B said...

i tot i'm the only virus launched today~ ;P

William said...

That stupid virus is still in my network. And my clients are busy patching their systems.... asking lotsa questions about the effects of port closures and registry settings... arghh

foongpc said...

So reading your blog can get the virus or not? : )

TZ said...

Jayce: hahaha.... LoL

Queen B: Oopss there's another virus called Queen B... somebody please help to put off the virus ... kakaka

William: Poor dude... you were so busy with all the viruses... let's curse the person that created this viruses... :p

foongpc: I was using my MacBook with Apple Leopard X OS to blog... not using Windows... The virus is targeting Windows ... so what do you think? BTW, i could not know whether Blogspot infected with virus or not ... kakaka :p

Johnny Ong said...

so far no problem with my colleagues here

Alvin Lim said...

lesson of the day, never download files that you don't know including doc, jpg (exe is a big NO). if fr frens, don get it. if from official web site, then maybe you can but it's still bit risky.

normally email attachments are the one with very high risk.

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

I have very bad knowledge on computer virus. :)

TZ said...

Johnny Ong: glad to hear that you don't have any problem...

Alvin Lim: Thanks for the information dude! ...

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E : oops... you really need to know some knowledge about computer virus in these day :)