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It already hit the Ontario government. We can't log into our server, and it looks like we aren't getting paid this week either.
 

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lol, what are they gonna get off my computer? a bunch of nothing!
From what I understand, and I don't really, it's aimed at larger corporations

Here's the bullitin we got last week

WHAT IS HAPPENING?

A virus known as “Conficker C” has been detected within the OPS. Proliferation of this virus may cause harm to the OPS network environment.



Rigorous steps are being taken by Infrastructure Technology Services (ITS) & Corporate Security to ensure that the impact of this virus threat is minimal.



Nevertheless, it is important to remain aware of any potential risks to the OPS and be diligent in preventing any prospective attacks.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Corporate Security Information Protection Centre and ITS are taking the necessary steps to combat possible “Conficker C” infections and mitigate any potential impact to the OPS network.



Patching efforts have already been initiated to address any underlying vulnerabilities in OPS workstations.



Any workstations that are determined to be infected with the “Conficker C” virus will be removed from the network immediately. This means that you may lose network connectivity unexpectedly.

WHO MAY BE AFFECTED

All OPS I&IT Clients

WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU

If you receive any virus alerts from your McAfee Anti-Virus software, please shutdown and unplug your computer from the network immediately and contact
 

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Guard your porn!
 

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This has been rather over hyped IMO... If you can hit the McAfee website, and Microsoft website, you don't have the c variant, but you COULD still have A or/and B. Currently McAfee has a special version of stinger for free that scans for all the known Conflicker variants, and that's it. If detected it can remove it. Nothing short of a virus scan since it is now detected. The only issue was on LARGE networks, networks that spanned dozens of terminals and so on, reason being, down time and money wasted performing scans and clean ups, the techs all wanted to be lazy and scan for it on a network level, which proved difficult.

Also... Who ever got this, I could never feel sorry for, as a patch for windows xp/vista was released just before the first form of the virus was found in the wild, hence the reason, home users didn't get hit as hard as large networks, I usually never see gov or school networks get Microsoft updates till a few months after they come out because a lot of places have to ok those updates so it doesn't interfere with anything...
 

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:grlaugh: :boink: this thing ****ed my computer up really bad!....... N O T! :grlaugh:
 

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Did ya do this ?

Now the Chicken little factor is flying, take it from a IT Graduate of a Electronics School feel free to print the shopping list , after this you may want to sink the chicken in the pot. :banana:


Ready ?

  • Make sure your Windows 2000, Me, XP, Vista, Win 7 is a Legal Copy
  • Go to the Updates site and download ALL updates
  • Purchase a Good Security Suite like Norton 360 v 2.0 , 3.0, or Premeire Ed.
  • Run ALL Scans !
  • Keep ALL updates as well weekly scans.
I will say the CONFICKER aka Downadup , etc is a low level threat, the 360 has a Firewall, and myself I LOGOFF and turn off my modem. and this about LINUX is a great idea PROVIDING that someone wants to spend the money and time into locating drivers for all devices that is LINUX approved,


And for a business will need to look into training personnell, OK if you are an individual. same if someone was using a MAC X , etc. Then you may have someone who may not want the other O/S and also some industries WILL NOT spend money in todays economy and reports in the Professional field, IT Budget is sitting tight over the next 3 years.


Also the US Government has taken secuirty steps with Network Security Specialists to have some pertty sosphisticated Networks and continusly monitor their systems, as well some of the software may be a Non-Windows O/S and may trace IP addressses thes IT Pros may be Certified in various systems, So its no cloak and dagger operation, and like I said its time to ignore chicken little. :blunt:
 
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