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Conficker haunts enterprises years on

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.

April 25, 2012 by

Yellow alert! Windows RDP flaw explained

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.

March 18, 2012

New Windows flaw to spark Conficker 2.0?

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.

March 13, 2012 by

From Gimmiv to Conficker: The lucrative MS08-067 flaw

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.

September 22, 2009 by

Microsoft patches gaping Windows worm holes

Microsoft today released a peck of patches to cover at least seven documented worm holes in the Windows operating system. The most serious of the vulnerabilities addresses could lead to remote code execution complete system takeover attacks.

September 8, 2009 by

Microsoft WINS vulnerability under attack

Just one week after Microsoft issued a fix for a worm hole in the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), malicious hackers have started launching attacks against unpatched systems.The attacks, first spotted by the SANS Internet Storm Center, are hitting Microsoft Windows users who have not yet applied the MS09-039 update.

August 19, 2009 by

Eyeballing Conficker with eye-charts and maps

As expected, the April 1st activation date for the Conficker worm passed without much noise but, as Microsoft and others are explaining, the botnet associated with the worm is very much alive -- and still potentially dangerous."[This threat] should remain a manageable cause for concern and it doesn’t go away after April 1," says Microsoft's Christopher Budd.

April 2, 2009 by

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