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FAQ: Conficker time bomb ticks, but don’t expect boom

By eSchool News
March 31st, 2009

There’s been lots of hype about the fact that the latest variant of the Conficker worm is set to start communicating with other computers on the Internet on April 1–like an April Fool’s Day time bomb with some mysterious payload.  But security researchers say the reality is probably going to be more like what happened when the clocks on the world’s computers turned to January 1, 2000, after lots of dire predictions about the so-called millennium bug. That is, not much at all.

 

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FAQ: Conficker time bomb ticks, but don’t expect boom

By eSchool News
March 30th, 2009

To help clear up some of the confusion about the Conficker worm, CNET has posted answers to common questions that people might have. CNET’s post addresses questions such as what is being done to fight Conficker–and what individual computer users can do to protect their machines…

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