Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A virus infecting 1.1 million computers in 24 hours

A "victim" of malicious programs exploit flaws appeared two months ago in Windows was up to 9 million, helping it become one of the virus spreading speed record.

Security company F-Secure (Finland) said that only on 13 / 1, infected deep Downadup system, also known as Conficker and Kido, increased from 2.4 million to 3.5 million and is the This number further.

Downadup, more security firms ranked "very dangerous", exploiting a bug in Windows Server service versions of Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008. It can activate hundreds of domain names using complex algorithms, making the expert is not easy to prevent dispersal.

Microsoft has released patches from last month in October 2008 after many customers complained about the problem. Analysis of dispersal who are looking to build a computer network that (botnet) giant.


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