Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Cyber Monday Sale! Courses ranging from coding to project management - all eLearning deals 25% off with coupon code "CYBERMONDAY25". ×

Submission + - Conficker Worm D-Day Infection Not So Spectacular 1

An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday, April Fools was the D-Day for the Conficker worm, or sometimes referred to as the Downadup, but nothing spectacular came of the hyped worm. Kido, as the worm is sometimes called was first detected in November of 2008 and spreads via local network and removable storage. The latest versions of the worm, Conficker.C and Conficker.C+ can spread in a number of ways, including downloading additional code to run on an infected computer — which makes the worm serious as your computer could be turned into a botnet client. A botnet client can be used to conduct massive DDoS attacks on Internet resources. An infected computer could also be used to send mass spam mailings.

Programmers used to batch environments may find it hard to live without giant listings; we would find it hard to use them. -- D.M. Ritchie