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2011-01-26 08:45:00

A team of cybersecurity experts were able to prevent the Conficker computer worm from activating, but the malware program remains on millions of computers worldwide, according to a document released on Monday. The Conficker Working Group (CWG), a task force featuring representatives from AOL, Facebook, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, VeriSign, and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), was forced in late 2008 to combat the self-replicating virus. The Conficker worm allowed...

2009-03-30 20:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- nCircle, the leader in automated security and configuration auditing solutions, today made available checks that will immediately and definitively identify systems that have been infected by the Conficker worm. These new checks follow those released by nCircle last October that identified the existence of the vulnerability itself. Together, the checks ensure that nCircle customers can easily and automatically identify any vulnerable systems as well...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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