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  • Blog Post: Protect your PC from the Conficker worm

    The most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Reports (SIR) describes the ongoing threat of the Conficker worm and urges businesses and individuals to apply security updates. Microsoft first recognized the Conficker threat in November 2008 and since then the Microsoft Malware Protection Center has...
  • Blog Post: Read the latest Security Intelligence Report

    Last week Microsoft released Volume 12 of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR) which covers our research of software vulnerabilities, exploits, and malicious and potentially unwanted software from July – December 2011. One of the main focuses of this version of the report is the ongoing threat...
  • Blog Post: Look out for fake Conficker safety scan links

    The Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog reports that the Conficker name is being used to spread malware. Malware that disguises itself as security software is known as rogue security software –or "scareware" -- and it's on the rise . Conficker is a computer worm that's been in the news (and in...
  • Blog Post: Post-April Fool's Day Conficker update

    In the last few weeks, the Internet has been rife with rumors about how the Conficker worm was set to explode (or at least release a mysterious payload) on April 1. April 1, 2009 is now in our rear view mirror and so far not much has changed. Microsoft recognizes that crime on the Internet is a...
  • Blog Post: Conficker computer worm continues to confound

    The Conficker computer worm is still out there, and despite continuous work by security researches, it can still wreak havoc on unprotected computers and networks. If you haven't visited Microsoft Update , go there now to verify your settings and check for updates. To learn how you can have your computer...
  • Blog Post: The Conficker worm: what you need to know

    The new computer worm called Conficker has been in the news a lot lately. We'll admit that the reports can be confusing, even to us. But the most important fact about the Conficker worm is that it can be dangerous and you may be at risk if you or your computer administrator have fallen behind in security...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces $250,000 reward for Conficker arrest and conviction

    Today Microsoft announced a US $250,000 reward for information that results in the arrest and conviction of those responsible for illegally launching the Conficker malicious code on the Internet. Microsoft recognizes that the Conficker worm is a criminal attack and wants to help authorities catch...
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