April fool = D-day for Internet users *warning*

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Latest Conficker worm was activated on April 1 as predicted but fortunately [or unfortunately ] so far the worm has not caused any havoc or severe difficulty for already infected computers .

During the first hours of April fool’s day Conficker C ‘s master computer gained control of 5 million infected computers (zombie PC ) but as of now the worm’s author has not attempted to upload any form of data to the infected computers .

Unlike general public ‘s initial thought , “Conficker C “ never harms the victim’s HDD or delete any file for that matter . However , security experts said “Conficker's motive is probably financial, The worm's author could steal financial information, shut down Web pages, track keystrokes or send spam from infected computers. In other word They have full administrative-level rights to run anything they want on all of the infected machines “

The worm’s author has probably decided to keep a low profile due to the heavy surveillance that is currently being held by thousands of computer experts around the globe but we probably will see more worm related issues in coming weeks or months .

“Computer and Internet users should not panic “ said an expert  “The easiest way for computer users to see if they're infected is to try to access Windows updates from microsoft.com.  If you can reach the site and if your system updates are working, it is unlikely your computer is infected” he said.

As many of you already know the worm is primarily designed for Microsoft Windows and mac users are completely immune to the attack .

The worm uses the zombie machines to generate 50,000 URLs in a single day and thus make itself impossible to track . 

The Washington Post mocked the situation saying  "Londoners woke up to find the iconic clock tower Big Ben stopped at precisely one minute till midnight," Brian Krebs wrote. "The British tabloids blared that the giant timepiece had been felled by the Conficker worm."  and ends the statement with: "In case you haven't guessed it yet, APRIL FOOLS!!!"




 



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#1  Edited By daniel_beck_90



Latest Conficker worm was activated on April 1 as predicted but fortunately [or unfortunately ] so far the worm has not caused any havoc or severe difficulty for already infected computers .

During the first hours of April fool’s day Conficker C ‘s master computer gained control of 5 million infected computers (zombie PC ) but as of now the worm’s author has not attempted to upload any form of data to the infected computers .

Unlike general public ‘s initial thought , “Conficker C “ never harms the victim’s HDD or delete any file for that matter . However , security experts said “Conficker's motive is probably financial, The worm's author could steal financial information, shut down Web pages, track keystrokes or send spam from infected computers. In other word They have full administrative-level rights to run anything they want on all of the infected machines “

The worm’s author has probably decided to keep a low profile due to the heavy surveillance that is currently being held by thousands of computer experts around the globe but we probably will see more worm related issues in coming weeks or months .

“Computer and Internet users should not panic “ said an expert  “The easiest way for computer users to see if they're infected is to try to access Windows updates from microsoft.com.  If you can reach the site and if your system updates are working, it is unlikely your computer is infected” he said.

As many of you already know the worm is primarily designed for Microsoft Windows and mac users are completely immune to the attack .

The worm uses the zombie machines to generate 50,000 URLs in a single day and thus make itself impossible to track . 

The Washington Post mocked the situation saying  "Londoners woke up to find the iconic clock tower Big Ben stopped at precisely one minute till midnight," Brian Krebs wrote. "The British tabloids blared that the giant timepiece had been felled by the Conficker worm."  and ends the statement with: "In case you haven't guessed it yet, APRIL FOOLS!!!"




 



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#2  Edited By RandomHero666

I already have over 9000 virus's.
Probably due to my 100% lack of anti-virus software and a disabled firewall.

meh.. one more cant hurt.

as long as they dont steal my porn :'(

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#3  Edited By Otacon

Is this itself an april fool? hmm...

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#4  Edited By daniel_beck_90
Otacon said:
"Is this itself an april fool? hmm..."
  Not really , the truth is that this incident is 100% valid
I have updated the blog and attached the various sources . As much as I'd love this news to be an April fool joke  it , however is not .

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#5  Edited By BiffMcBlumpkin
daniel_beck_90 said:
5-  Avoid surfing suspicious websites such as the ones that offer free pornography till end of April 1 

I can't get behind this.
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#6  Edited By Otacon

lol Crazy.

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#7  Edited By lordofultima

I can just format again, usually what I always do.

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#8  Edited By artofwar420

WH3R3 C4N I D0NL04D 1T??????!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll show this spyware who is the boss in my computer.


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#9  Edited By daniel_beck_90
BiffMcBlumpkin said:
"daniel_beck_90 said:
5-  Avoid surfing suspicious websites such as the ones that offer free pornography till end of April 1 
I can't get behind this."
lol you are always funny

RandomHero666 said:
 one more cant hurt.as long as they dont steal my porn :'("
  Remember that worms can delete the HDD , removing all the programs in the process .

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#10  Edited By Virago
RandomHero666 said:
"I already have over 9000 virus's.Probably due to my 100% lack of anti-virus software and a disabled firewall.meh.. one more cant hurt.as long as they dont steal my porn :'("
word.

sucks to be a PC user.
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#11  Edited By HandsomeDead

I'm on a Mac and i'm surfin' fast and i'm completely protected from this latest net scam.

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#12  Edited By Snail

Thanks for the heads up.

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#13  Edited By Gunner

guess ill disconnect from the internets for a day.

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#14  Edited By destro

Its about time.

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#15  Edited By RichardLOlson
Well you know its the end of the internet porno when there trying to take ur porn away...as long as they snatch  up the animal porn...go ahead and come.
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#16  Edited By SmugDarkLoser
HandsomeDead said:
"I'm on a Mac and i'm surfin' fast and i'm completely protected from this latest net scam."
not if they made it for mac too....
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#17  Edited By DeadlyPain

well, if its an april fools then im a fool - but i'd rather be safe then sorry ;)

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#19  Edited By DeadlyPain

Scared? Why should we be scared, Microsoft has this totally under control.......O_O..........................GRAYFOX

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#20  Edited By HandsomeDead
SmugDarkLoser said:
"HandsomeDead said:
"I'm on a Mac and i'm surfin' fast and i'm completely protected from this latest net scam."
not if they made it for mac too...."
Yeah, because that'll happen.
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#21  Edited By Tylea002
HandsomeDead said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
"HandsomeDead said:
"I'm on a Mac and i'm surfin' fast and i'm completely protected from this latest net scam."
not if they made it for mac too...."
Yeah, because that'll happen."
Thank god! The Giant Bomb is safe! The internet will continue!
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#22  Edited By Xandurson

I'm actually going through the process right now of securing me and my brother's laptops and my parent's desktop. It's gonna cost me about $50 but it's worth it.

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#23  Edited By crunchUK
HandsomeDead said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
"HandsomeDead said:
"I'm on a Mac and i'm surfin' fast and i'm completely protected from this latest net scam."
not if they made it for mac too...."
Yeah, because that'll happen."
oh dear...
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#24  Edited By HandsomeDead
crunchUK said:
"HandsomeDead said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
"HandsomeDead said:
"I'm on a Mac and i'm surfin' fast and i'm completely protected from this latest net scam."
not if they made it for mac too...."
Yeah, because that'll happen."
oh dear..."
What's the matter now?
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#25  Edited By JJOR64

Ok.....  Well I really don't go to any bad sites so I'll be good.

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#26  Edited By Otacon

lol bad sites.

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#27  Edited By AgentJ

No porn for a whole week?

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#29  Edited By daniel_beck_90
Snail said:
"Thanks for the heads up."
You are welcome

Tylea002 said:
"If anyone is genuinely scared that their computer will DIE on april first, read this, should calm your nerves."
 Yeah that is a great piece of information

AgentJ said:
"No porn for a whole week?"
Yeah , I guess so -shrugs -

JJOR64 said:
"Ok.....  Well I really don't go to any bad sites so I'll be good."
Visiting  bad sites (lol)  is merely one way of getting infected , the worm can spread through different means . The best way to stand against this malware is updating the anti-virus and fire wall .


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#30  Edited By dsplayer1010

Mac :)

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#31  Edited By deathfury

What this worm does is, it allows girls on the internet, completely destroying it in the process!

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#32  Edited By NinjaHunter

I'm on a mac so....I win?

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#33  Edited By toowalrus

Yeah, pretty sure this is Dans sick April fools joke... Trying to keep teen guys away from porn... heartless!

I'm still going to use my anti-virus free PC on my unsecured wireless network with no password!

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#34  Edited By Godwind

I'll use my Linux OS.  Dual Partition for the win?

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#35  Edited By lamegame621
BiffMcBlumpkin said:
"daniel_beck_90 said:
5-  Avoid surfing suspicious websites such as the ones that offer free pornography till end of April 1 
I can't get behind this."
Double lulz :D
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#36  Edited By MOLE

Do they mean no porn till the end of April 1st?  Or just not on April 1st?

Help. Please.

Its like food for me, OK!

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#37  Edited By daniel_beck_90
MOLE said:
"Do they mean no porn till the end of April 1st?  Or just not on April 1st?Help. Please.Its like food for me, OK!"
  Not every single free porn website is infected but visiting these websites during the coming week is profoundly risky
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#38  Edited By mike
daniel_beck_90 said:
"MOLE said:
"Do they mean no porn till the end of April 1st?  Or just not on April 1st?Help. Please.Its like food for me, OK!"
  Not every single free porn website is infected but visiting these websites during the coming week is profoundly risky "
Use Firefox, get the free NoScript addon, and keep Windows updated.  With those simple common-sense security precautions in place, getting any sort of malware is extremely unlikely unless you're downloading files from untrusted sources.
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#39  Edited By MOLE
MB said:
"daniel_beck_90 said:
"MOLE said:
"Do they mean no porn till the end of April 1st?  Or just not on April 1st?Help. Please.Its like food for me, OK!"
  Not every single free porn website is infected but visiting these websites during the coming week is profoundly risky "
Use Firefox, get the free NoScript addon, and keep Windows updated.  With those simple common-sense security precautions in place, getting any sort of malware is extremely unlikely unless you're downloading files from untrusted sources."

Who downloads?  Its all about streaming
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#40  Edited By daniel_beck_90
MOLE said:
"MB said:
"daniel_beck_90 said:
"MOLE said:
"Do they mean no porn till the end of April 1st?  Or just not on April 1st?Help. Please.Its like food for me, OK!"
  Not every single free porn website is infected but visiting these websites during the coming week is profoundly risky "
Use Firefox, get the free NoScript addon, and keep Windows updated.  With those simple common-sense security precautions in place, getting any sort of malware is extremely unlikely unless you're downloading files from untrusted sources."
Who downloads?  Its all about streaming"
Streaming websites are considerably safer than the ones that only let you download but still you need to be cautious . At least do not visit those sites on April fool (It's only one day for god sake !!)
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#41  Edited By JonathanMoore

Oh... this doesn't seem good.

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#42  Edited By mike
daniel_beck_90 said:
Streaming websites are considerably safer than the ones that only let you download but still you need to be cautious . At least do not visit those sites on April fool (It's only one day for god sake !!) "
The version of Conficker/downadup that is designed to do it's dirty work is only one version of this virus.  There are plenty of others out there that are active every single day, and honestly, Conficker should be the least of your worries these days.

Windows was updated to protect against Conficker back in October...not only that, but the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool easily gets rid of this worm as well.  I hate to say it, but if you get infected with Conficker, you deserve it.

The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is updated regularly and runs automatically once a month in the background.  You can run this tool manually as often as you wish by running mrt.exe in Windows.  This will also enable you to view a list of the different malwares that the tool can automatically remove.



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#43  Edited By CursaKuma
HandsomeDead said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
"HandsomeDead said:
"I'm on a Mac and i'm surfin' fast and i'm completely protected from this latest net scam."
not if they made it for mac too...."
Yeah, because that'll happen."
Just you wait man.. you'll be in your bubble bath that you so love taking, next thing you know.  " ALERT ALERT, HandsomeDead!! your MAcntoshs under ATTACK "  and then your mac explodes to BILLION pieces MAWHAHAHA
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#44  Edited By MOLE

People who make viruses need to rot in a prison cell

Guys ever see Live Free or Die Hard?   Maybe they're doing it to prepare us for future attacks....(O_O)
                                                                                                                                                                             

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#45  Edited By daniel_beck_90
MOLE said:
"People who make viruses need to rot in a prison cellGuys ever see Live Free or Die Hard?   Maybe they're doing it to prepare us for future attacks....(O_O)                                                                                                                                                                              "
I hate hackers more than Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden and all the Muslim terrorists
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#46  Edited By teh_destroyer
AgentJ said:
"No porn for a whole week?"
It will help build up better orgasms when its safe again.
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#47  Edited By MOLE
teh_destroyer said:
"AgentJ said:
"No porn for a whole week?"
It will help build up better orgasms when its safe again."

LOL!!!!!

True though, the longer the better
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#48  Edited By MacGyver

probably bullshit but maybe will be seeing a real life die hard 4. minus the bruce willis of course

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dsplayer1010 said:
"Mac :)"
=]
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#50  Edited By Canberra
daniel_beck_90 said:
"MOLE said:   Not every single free porn website is infected but visiting these websites during the coming week is profoundly risky "

NO PR0N FOR A WEAK!?!