Announcement

Collapse

Your Assistance Please

We need your help to battle spammers and also to keep our community user friendly.
PLEASE BE KIND TO OTHERS - Refrain from personal attacks. Avoid politics and harsh language whenever possible. If someone is violating our simple rules, DO NOT confront them, simply report the post.
STOP SPAMMERS - Report the post. DO NOT respond to them.

2017 is a year of renewal for us, we have lots of exciting changes on the way for you, but we don't have time to deal with trolls and spammers. If you find yourself suspended and need to plead your case, you will need to do so after your suspension. We are happy to address your concerns if you made a simple mistake. However, please note that those with a history of bad behavior and pushing our rules to the limit will not be given the courtesy of a reply.

MiceChat offers a number of ways for you to communicate and get involved. We offer Facebook Groups and Pages, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. We have a front page filled with amazing content. We offer weekly meetups in the parks. Meets and events all over the world. Podcasts and videos. And we continue to maintain forums for your posting convenience. But with all those options, we can't be everywhere all the time. We need YOUR help. Please don't poke the trolls. Report posts and leave reputation. We'll do our best to keep the forums clean and active, but we can't do so without your help.

Thank you for your support folks, it's going to be a really fantastic year in the MiceChat world.
See more
See less

Anybody's computer hit by Conficker C?

Collapse

Ad Widget

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Anybody's computer hit by Conficker C?

    Something went wonky with the database last night and didn't allow me to post my message. Is everyone's computers working ok today?

  • #2
    Re: Anybody's computer hit by Conficker C?

    My computer is okay. Thank goodness. I was thinking this virus would be widespread.


    Facebook me!
    Join in the Disney fun at MyVMK!

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Anybody's computer hit by Conficker C?

      It could still be - AFAICT it's a Botnet type of a trojan, the infected computers are supposed to open up an Internet Relay Chat Channel, and listening to a certain channel on an IRC server for "further instructions".

      And IIRC some of those instructions are to send a data dump of a keystroke logger and other nasty things... But it waits for instructions first because it does no good to send the data it if the other end isn't listening.

      And part of the Virus Fighters toolbox is to study all the variants of the worm in the wild and disrupt it best they can. If they can block off the communications channel that the virus wrangler set up to get the information back (by getting that server and channel shut down, or disrupting network access to it of they won't) it has effectively been blocked from working.

      --<< Bruce >>--
      There's No Place Like 127.0.0.1

      Comment

      Ad Widget

      Collapse
      Working...
      X