Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Conficker coming to Linux

I guess that by now you've all read about the latest threat over Windows-running PCs - the Conficker worm. So far Conficker had shown some very impressive capabilities, both in infecting innocent machines, and in evading AV products and other security measures.
Today I found at work a Conficker mutation which affects Linux-running computers. Currently it seems to be targeting only specific, debian-based, distros, such as Ubuntu.
Users of older versions of Ubuntu (7.10 and below) are protected due to usage of older kernel.
Everyone who uses newer versions, hurry up and downgrade, or install a more secure and solid OS such as Windows Millenium Edition.

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