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    Default Conficker self-updates, launches false infection alert

    April 1 may not have turned into the D-day that some feared Conficker might create, but the newest version of the worm (Conficker.C) is still out in the wild with mischief on its mind. The malware's creators released a new patch on April 7; the group obviously intends to continue its active war against security researchers. Such tenacity has been a trait of Conficker since the parasite first appeared on the 'Net near the end of 2008. Each version of Conficker has delivered new "features" or tricks intended to bypass security patches; the April 7 update is no exception.



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    more and more interesting and more aggressive..
    thank you

    here a related analysis

    Viruslist.com - Analyst's Diary
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    Mr Conficker sure is keeping the anti-malware guys busy

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    I believe there is yet another mutation out now, such is the rate that it keeps changing this one is called E+ according to an alert I recieved last night at 23.30 GMT. However the advice is to ensure that you are pacthed and fully up to date with your security and drivers and have them all running and scan every time you go on line and don't open emails that you do not know who they are from even if you get one from "trusted" companies like MS. If you don't expect to recieve it, for example you have the updates newsletter you would be DON'T OPEN IT. EVEN CHECK WITH YOUR BANK IF YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL BEFORE OPENING IT, BY GOING INTO SEE THEM AND GET THEM TO TELL YOU THEN AND THERE IF THEY HAVE SENT YOU ONE OUT. FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS YOU MAY BE SAFE

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    Good advice Seti.....One can not be too careful.

    I have never done any on line banking, and never will. I just do not trust the net enough........The only time I will divulge any "banking details" is when I need to purchase on line any security software, like my anti virus. Even then, I do not like giving out credit card numbers, but I don't see any other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr277 View Post
    Good advice Seti.....One can not be too careful.

    I have never done any on line banking, and never will. I just do not trust the net enough........The only time I will divulge any "banking details" is when I need to purchase on line any security software, like my anti virus. Even then, I do not like giving out credit card numbers, but I don't see any other way.
    Thank you. My wife doesn't like it either and these days altough I can do so I go to the bank in person to conduct my affairs, because as your rightly say you can not be too careful

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    i think if you use in private mode of IE8, then no one will be able track your browsing sctivites???

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitinagarwal1988 View Post
    i think if you use in private mode of IE8, then no one will be able track your browsing sctivites???
    Till someone proves this wrong......By the way, Chrome also has a Private Mode function, sometimes referred to as, the "Porno Mode"..........All it does is that it does not keep a record of your browsing activity in your computer......I just don't trust them enough.....

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