This is NOT an April Fool’s Joke!!!

Posted: April 1, 2009 in Global, News, Technology
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Computer and security experts watch carefully as computers’ clocks & calendars around the globe declare April 1st to be their date!

This is probably one of the biggest computer threats out there since no one can predict how far it will go and what kind of damage it will bring. The trouble maker here is identified as a computer worm titled Conficker.c

“I don’t suspect that we’re going to have any kind of global meltdown as a result of this thing. I think what we’ll see is that the purpose and intent of Conflicker is to deploy a whole plethora of secondary malware — spam, Trojans, key loggers, distributed denial-of-service attacks, adware, etcetera, etcetera. Basically, all the things that the criminal can make money with.” – Lawrence Baldwin, the Chief Forensics Officer with mynetwatchman.com via CNN.com

Make sure to patch your computers with the latest security updates and that your anti-virus programs are running on the latest updates too. And as always, remember to back-up your data somewhere safe.

[via CNN]

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