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We’re Back In The Worm Zone

image The , not only because it has been so elusive over the past 5 or so months, but because it is configured to do something special on April 1, 2009.  For a disturbingly large number of individuals and organizations, it could prove to be a not-so-happy day.

You can read up on the anticipated April 1 activity of Conficker at the following URLs.  The post from The IT Security Attaché breaks it down for those not necessarily versed in the jargon of information security.:

And now, some good news.  It appears that in the past couple of days, a simple and effective approach to identifying the worm has been found that does not require individual scans of each of the hosts.

Now, we just have a puny TWO (2) days to get everyone checking their networks and making sure that they identify and isolate any infected hosts.  Hopefully, this means that the worst of the planned April Fool’s joke will be on the malware authors, and not on Corporate America.

Will you be ready??

Defense in depth – it’s not just a slogan, it’s a way of life.

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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 12:34 PM by Logik!

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BrainWave Technology Tidbits said:

The Conficker worm continues to make headlines , not only because it has been so elusive over the past

# March 30, 2009 1:31 PM

Logik! said:

# March 30, 2009 2:17 PM

johnstevens said:

Thank you for the nice article...

# June 22, 2009 7:58 PM
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About Logik!

Andrew S. Baker aka ASB aka Logik!

Andrew S. Baker is a business-savvy, hands-on IT leader with expertise in mentoring people, mitigating risk, and integrating technology to drive innovation and maximize business results. He creates competitive advantage for organizations through effective IT leadership: implementation of processes and controls, and architecture of robust business solutions.

Mr. Baker has successfully led a number of high-performance technology teams in designing, deploying and maintaining secure, cost-effective computing environments for well-known companies, including Warner Music Group, The Princeton Review, Bear Stearns, About.com, and Lewco Securities.

For over a decade, Andrew has exhibited thought leadership on technology and business topics via mailing lists, technical forums, blogs, and professional networking groups, along with contributions to podcasts, webinars, and over 20 technical/business magazine articles. He also serves on several boards and committees for non-profit organizations, and within the Seventh-day Adventist church.

His personal interests include Astronomy, Basketball, Bible Study, Chess, Comics, Computers, Family Life Ministries, Reading, Strategy/Role Playing games, and Professional Networking...

A summary of Andrew's current résumé is available here, and he can be reached on a variety of social and professional networks, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.