From Pine View Farm

Conflickted 2

To downadup or not to downadup:

Malicious software that has infected millions of computers across the globe failed to wreak havoc on Wednesday as some feared, but researchers warned the powerful Conficker worm could still strike.

Also known as Downadup or Kido, Conficker turns infected PCs into slaves that respond to commands sent from a remote server that effectively controls an army of computers.

The fears of an attack, however, may have been a windfall for anti-virus software makers, who warned consumers about the worm, industry analysts say.

In my Linux world, we do not have to worry about this stuff.



  1. Karen

    April 2, 2009 at 8:11 am

    You Linux snob, you!

    Ok, so tell me, in terms I can understand, how I can make sure it didn’t slip in past Norton 360. Please? You know what a trusting soul I am.

  2. Frank

    April 2, 2009 at 10:02 am

    This appears to be a good write-up.