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March 24, 2009

Computer Virus Threats Continue: SQL and APRIL 1 Conficker Worm

I just read a post on Geeks! that disusses the "SQL" computer virus. CLICK HERE to read the "Biggest Threat Today SQL Injections" post that has great details about how it works. Here is the YouTube video that goes into more detail (from the post):

Yesterday I read in the New York Times blog about the "Conficker Worm", a virus that is set to run on April 1st (no joke). They recommend making sure everyone has updated virus files, runs a full system scan and makes sure back-ups are up to date before April 1st.  Those steps are good to do anyway to make sure your computers are as secure as possible, even though new threats happen regularly. Windows users should also make sure they have run the "windows update" and "security updates". 

It is unfortunate , but new viruses pop up all the time (so this is not "new"). The only way to try to protect yourself is by installing internet security software, running auto scans, updates and doing regular backups. I also suggest having any personal financial information on a different computer then that used by the family - where lots of web surfing takes place. The more web surfing that takes place on a computer means that there will be a greater risk for computer virus infection.


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Are there any mom that uses Linux? It is sure safer than Windows, free and does not require an antivirus (most virus are for Windows :p). You can install an antivirus if you want though! Nowadays it is really easy to install and use. I've been using it for 3 years now. At the beginning it may seem difficult, but that is only because it is different! :p Any geek mom online? take care. G.

Yes - Linux is a great option. I hope to try it myself...

I have had one too many viruses attack my computer. I had my computer checked out by a computer doctor and he said it was on the brink of a crash. Great! I do feel secure having my documents and files saved on my webtop. They are safe there and that is a wonderful thing!

even if someone used Conficker to steal my credit card info, there wouldn't be any credit there for them to exploit or spend

Linux is a good option except that I still feel very much limited when I'm using a Linux machine... For one thing, since I don't have access scheduler in Ubuntu, it feels that a lot of automation is lost when I switch from Windows to Linux. huhu.

It could be the biggest April Fool's joke ever played on the internet, or it could be one of the worst days ever for computers connected to the network.

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