Monday, January 19, 2009

Be Aware of the Latest Virus / Worm

The software is known as Conficker, Downadup, or Kido is out there and infiltrating computers worldwide. To date, this worm nailed over 3 million machines.

This one has been known to rename itself with every install and also connecting to random online servers.

According to Switched, it has the power to do whatever it likes, including steal your passwords and private information.

What does this mean to you? Update your Anti-Virus software with the latest definitions, make sure your AV software itself is up-to-date. Out dated (old) software may not always be smart enough to capture the newest technology.

Also, don't click on unsolicited links or attachments. Heck, you should even verify anything anyone you know has sent you to make sure they actually did send it.

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Hi - sorry for the confirmation but I need to weed out the noise from the well intended comments. Thanks for leaving a note... - Bruce