Conficker, an April Fool's joke?
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Author: Richard S. Westmoreland
There has been a lot of anxiety about what will happen on April 1st. Typically, you pull a prank on a co-worker. This year, a virus will do... something. Maybe.
A conficker variant, also know as downadup or kido, is scheduled to alter its activity tomorrow.
I recommend reading up on what Conficker is, what it does, and what is being guessed it will do. A good start is the SANS diary:
A really good timeline is posted here:
And a rather amusing FAQ about the virus is here:
For last minute removal, you can find Conficker/Downadup tools here:
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