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rbgarr
03-31-2009, 12:13 PM
Anyone prepared for this? I use Mac with no Intel/Windows but understand my computer can still 'forward' the thing elsewhere.

willmarsh3
03-31-2009, 12:26 PM
It's the nastiest of the nasties. $250k from Microsoft if you can catch the perpetrator.

Hopefully they can stop it.

http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2009/03/new-method-for-detecting-conficker-discovered-debuted.ars

George Roberts
03-31-2009, 06:08 PM
A simple way to test if your computer has Conficker is to visit the Microsoft site. If you can get there, you do not have a problem.

elf
03-31-2009, 07:53 PM
Transcript of an email on the Mac-L:


I don't have any anti virus protection -- should I be worried?

Probably, but not about this threat, it is Windows only so if you aren't running Windows, it won't get you

If so, any recommendations?

Don't run Windows :-)

And if you do, keep up to date with M$'s security updates, and have a good and up to date A-V product there to help protect you.