Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Conficker Virus may cause more problems starting tomorrow

The Conficker Virus hits another important date tomorrow when it will start phoning home by connecting to randomly generated domains (approximately 50k of them) to get instructions on what to do next. Luckily within the last few days researchers have been able to come up with a fingerprint for detecting infected hosts which has been very difficult up until now.

The great people over at insecure.org have updated the popular NMAP tool (Version 4.85Beta5) with the ability to scan for infected hosts. I would certianly have this on hand for tomorrow if this becomes bigger than what has been predicted.

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