Conficker Flaw Reveals Which Computers Are Infected

Even worm creators write buggy software.

Once it infects a computer, the Conficker worm closes the hole in Windows that it used to get onto the system so no other malware can get in. This also makes it difficult for organizations to detect which computers have the legitimate Microsoft patch and which have the fake Conficker patch.

However, Conficker's "patch" has a weakness that can be used to distinguish between patched computers and infected computers that look patched, according to the nonprofit Honeynet Project.

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3487d ago Replies(4)
silverchode3487d ago

is sony mentioned in this article?

Tetsuryu3487d ago (Edited 3487d ago )

It was a different submission before, this was a dupe and it got changed to what it is now.

Here's the link to the old story that was being commented on: http://www.escapistmagazine...

JHUX3487d ago

lol thanks for the link, I thought I was going crazy for a second.

DeFFeR3487d ago

because posting HOW you know this isn't going to make the worm creator just fix it for the "next" worm...