Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert
With the world watching Conficker has reached out but has not delivered any new malware.
Computer World reports “We have observed that Conficker is reaching out, but so far none of the servers they are trying to reach are serving any new malware or any new commands,” said Toralv Dirro, a security strategist at McAfee Avert Labs, in Germany.
The sense is its developers know IT security professionals are watching closely and are waiting for the noise to die down before making its next update.
A virus of this kind has enough juice to wait around for the white hats to drop their guard then strike.
However there are cures to Conficker and the longer they wait the more PCs will be cured.
For Windows learn more about Conficker and its symptoms here.
McAfee has detailed instructions on its removal here
You may need an IT administrator to do the dirty works as it’s a bit complicated for some.
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker discussing viruses here
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