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Conficker Worm Slimy and Sticky

The Conficker worm, an RPC attack that's been in the wild since last October, is taking a squishing but it keeps on wriggling. And the fact that the worm is still very much alive has been the source of much finger-pointing.

CERT, for instance, claims that it's Windows Autorun that makes it so easy for the worm to slink from machine to machine. CERT advises that Autorun be disabled and criticizes Microsoft for what it calls "ineffective" guidelines. Microsoft's answer? Poppycock!

Posted by Doug Barney on January 26, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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