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March 31, 2009

Conficker (aka Downadup, Kido) and April Fools Day

Update 4/04/09: Check out this link, which presents an "eye chart" you can use to diagnose your Conficker status. Since Conficker blocks certain security websites, this page attempts to download images from those sites; if the image doesn't show up, it indicates you may have a problem. Original post below.

The Conficker worm, sometimes called Downadup or Kido has managed to infect a large number of computers. On April 1st it's expected to mutate. Here's a blog with a good explanation. "They" say that if you've made your updates and have good virus protection, it's not going to be a problem.

Inevitably, the Microsoft scanning tools require you to use Internet Explorer.

Repeat after me: Wouldn't have this issue if I'd bought an:________
(hint: apple)

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