Conficker – a real threat or just hype?

For those who are doomsayers insisting that the world will come to an end on April 1, 2009 with the outbreak of the Conficker worm – take a deep breathe (or a Prozac) and revise your prophecies. Yes, the Conficker worm is a definite problem, but not some apocalyptic harbinger of doom! Simply put, Conficker is a large, P2P-based botnet, allegedly with millions of infected machines and on Wednesday, on April 1, it is set to activate its new “variant C”. A bot is a Trojan malware program that has complete control of an infected computer. It can be...

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