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2009-04-01 04:30:00

MAHWAH, New Jersey, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), the leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced that its customers need not worry about the threat posed by the possible reactivation of the Conficker worm planned for tomorrow 1st April 2009 due to the zero-minute network attack protection technology integrated in Radware's DefensePro network security product line. The Conficker worm first...

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2009-03-31 11:25:00

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security unveiled a newly developed tool on Monday that can determine if the Conficker worm has infected a computer, the AFP reported. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) developed the detection tool for the Conficker worm, also known as DownAdUP. US-CERT director Mischel Kwon said that while tools have existed for individual users, this is the only free tool "” and the most comprehensive one "” available for enterprises like...

2009-03-31 07:00:00

Network Security Provider Stonesoft Advises Computer Users to be Cautious ATLANTA, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the past two years, April Fools' Day has brought technology turmoil to millions of computer users across the globe. On April 1st, 2007, the ANI worm spread around the globe using an exploit found in Windows, while last year the Storm worm spread voraciously in email messages that were sent using an April Fools' theme. In a preemptive strike against any threats this April...

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...

2009-03-30 18:47:00

Wurldtech Reduces the Potential for Damage to Critical Industrial Infrastructure VANCOUVER, March 30 /PRNewswire/ - Zero Day for the Conficker worm is April 1, and while everyone hopes it will be only a bad April Fools joke, the potential for damage to the infrastructure of the world's business community is not a joking matter. Vancouver-based Wurldtech(TM) Security Technologies, a leading global provider of cyber-risk solutions to critical industrial sectors such as energy,...

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2009-03-28 12:27:22

On Wednesday (April Fools' Day), security experts say the fast-moving Conficker computer worm, which has infected at least 3 million PCs, is set to wreak even more havoc, the Associated Press reported. Users with infected machines could see more aggressive action from the worm's creators over the Internet, triggering the program to send more spam, infections, and clog networks with traffic. The worm could cause massive network outages and may even have the potential to be a possible...

2009-03-26 13:59:00

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Prolexic Technologies announces that it has enhanced its global network defense systems to protect against the DDoS attack capabilities of the recently publicized Conficker worm. Prolexic's current clients are already protected, and new clients can be fully protected immediately following service turn-up. Conficker is reported to be one of the largest botnets ever created. As of January 26, 2009, Conficker had infected more than 15 million...

2009-03-26 06:15:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The best security experts in the country are aggressively working to stop the pending release of a worm called Conficker C (Conficker) and prevent damage to millions of computers. The predicted April Fool's Day release of Conficker is anything but a joke and has prompted Microsoft to post a $250,000 bounty for the malicious program's author. While security experts devote their energies to stopping the release, Todd Feit, Founder and CEO of The Laptop...

2009-03-25 08:00:00

Panda USB Vaccine Stops Conficker and other Malware in its Tracks by Disabling AutoRun from Removable Media such as CD/DVD Drives GLENDALE, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a world leader in IT security, announced that it is offering Panda USB Vaccine, a free security solution designed to block malware which spreads through removable drives such as pen drives, CD/DVD drives, and other data storage devices. There is an increasing amount of malware which, like the dangerous...

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2009-03-22 07:50:00

Some of the world's top computer security experts are fighting a spectacular cat-and-mouse battle with the brazen creator of a malicious software program known as Conficker, according to a New York Times report. The program received global attention late last year when it began infecting millions of machines with malicious code, which ties together the infected computers into something known as a botnet. Botnets are used to send the vast majority of e-mail spam messages, which are often the...