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    The Enemy Within - Conficker

    Long, long read here - all about a rather frightening internet worm called Conficker which has infected millions of computers and nobody knows what it's for.

    The Atlantic :: Magazine :: The Enemy Within

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    Haven't read the article but I know how much aggravation it caused here last year - very tenacious, very clever virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    nobody knows what it's for.
    Skynet.

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    Interesting read! We got hit by it last year, and still have the odd PC that shows up with it............

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    No hype whatsoever in that article then.....

    On one hand I've done much more security stuff and in much more depth than most folk, but either I'm a lot better at it than I give myself credit for or they've seriouly overcooked the "elite" angle. Conficker just wasn't/isn't that thrilling for me. Woopee-doo.. it used an MD6 reference algorithm, turned off WU and so on and so forth.. so [bleepin] what?

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    wow!! such a nice read. Thank you for sharing it. Scary though

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    Took me 3 attempts to get of the little ......

    A very nasty piece of work

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    Was lucky and nailed it first time here. I was expecting it to return at least 3 times, we even drafted Sixth Form IT Students in to assist.

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    *RUDE WORD ALERT!* lol

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    We isolated it in 2 and 1/2 days through some damn hard work. What concerned me was that as far as i was aware we were all patched up as per advice from Microsoft. Still got in on a pen from someone who's dad worked for the NHS and whose work laptop had it.

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    I personally think they spent so long making the worm hard to get rid of, they released the payload in an alpha state and thus it's too buggy to work.

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    Great Article!

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