Tuesday, March 31, 2009
WebNerd Alert: Conficker Worm Might 1-8-7 your C-P-U Tomorrow
In case you didn't see the special on 60 Minutes about the Conficker worm or your job/school hasn't sent out a bulletin warning you about it, tomorrow is the day that "experts" expect the Conficker worm/virus/does-it-really-matter-which-one-they-call-it to proceed to jumping off (read: eff some s--- up).
Some of you may have had fishy stuff going on with your FaceBook account lately and if your account started sending out random messages then you may have been hit with Conficker.
The likelihood of the entire InterWeb going down as the clock strikes midnight tonight (á la the Y2K fear that many had...smh) or at some point tomorrow is probably EXTREMELY unlikely. But the likelihood that you might somehow have gotten infected with Conficker and not known it is a little more likely. And since that's the case you have to consider that this thing could potentially scam you out of your precious, recession-fighting dollars. So you probably want to read Symantec's information on how to remove the Worm.
I will definitely be checking my system tomorrow to see if something has gone terribly, terribly wrong. Lord knows I don't want hackers to have access to all this pRon I have on this muddasugga!
Mac users, disregard everything you just read, pricks.