That was fast. Roughly 24 hours after news emerged that an unknown number of Lenovo PCs were infected with potentially dangerous software, Microsoft released a tool that automatically removes the offending code. [Updated]
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A Microsoft security report has identified the Conficker worm as the biggest cybersecurity threat to businesses, having been detected 200 million times worldwide in the last two and a half years
The Conficker worm is currently the largest security threat to enterprises, continuing to spread due to weak or stolen passwords and vulnerabilities that require security patches, according to a Microsoft report.
Flashback could now be considered a pandemic larger than Conficker when you consider the number of Macs that are in use.
When Microsoft announced the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) security flaw last week, the Internet Storm Centre (ISC) went to INFOCON Yellow. We could end up facing a worm as serious as Conficker, Blaster and Sasser.
Microsoft is urging administrators to patch their machines after it discovered a vulnerability that could allow hackers to take complete control of PCs running Windows and potentially pave the way for the next Conficker worm or worse.
According to ESET's most recently released ThreatSense Report, two of the most prevalent threats for the year of 2011 remain AutoRun infections, followed by Conficker infections.
In the malware arms race that has seen digital villains stay one step ahead of the good guys, some landmarks stand out. ZDNet UK picks the most important, and most unexpected, unpleasant surprises to confront IT users
The company has offered a bounty for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the controllers of the Rustock botnet
The North of England police authority was forced to take down its main computer systems in February after a Conficker infection, ZDNet UK has learnt
Microsoft Scott Charney is pushing ahead with a proposal to implement a public health model to curb the damage from botnets of malware-laden computers around the world.
Microsoft has decided to disable the AutoRun feature on Windows XP. The "non-security update" doesn't affect shiny media" such as CDs or DVDs that contain Autorun files.
A Microsoft executive has advocated a plan for collective online security based on the public-health model, including the option of barring infected computers from the internet
The company's April security updates will not install if it detects a user's machine as being infected with the Alureon rootkit
April security fixes for Windows will not install if the user's machine is infected with the Alureon rootkit.
Security vendor Qualys has found that a higher-than-usual proportion of businesses still have not installed Microsoft's 2008 emergency patch
An ongoing spam campaign is once again attempting to impersonate Microsoft's security team -- the same campaign was first seen in April -- by mass mailing Conficker.B Infection Alerts (install.
RailCorp has confirmed that some of its workstations had been infected with the Conficker virus, although it insisted that the virus had caused no operational impact.
GENEVA -- The critical MS08-067 vulnerability used by the Conficker worm to build a powerful botnet continues to be a lucrative security hole for cyber criminals.During a presentation at the Virus Bulletin 2009 conference here, a trio of Microsoft researchers dissected the malware attacks linked to MS08-067 and found that criminal gangs are still exploiting the flaw to plant data-theft Trojans on vulnerable Windows machines.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group today confirmed it had become the victim of a computer virus attack, with sources saying it was the much-hyped Conficker worm.
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