August 27, 2009 6:29 AM PDT

Defying experts, Conficker still lurks

The rogue program, which first arose last November, has confounded the efforts of security experts to trace its origins and purpose.
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"Even if we lose against Conficker," he said, "there are things we've learned that will benefit us in the future."

...like don't rely on Windows for anything really important?
Posted by Random_Walk (8429 comments )
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Conficker is Skynet 1.0....
Posted by Get_Bent (534 comments )
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Exactly my thoughts when I read this article.

This cyper 'bug' seems to be pretty robust and sturdy so... Why the hell has no one ever made a DRM with similar architecture?
Posted by redmarine (350 comments )
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OK, Why not set up a honey bucket, time a point in time for inactivation of ms misery aka "Windows," with a measured traffic redirect, set traps for conflicker known traffic sources, time entry of dummy dns servers on major conficker trunks, and create numerous ghost networks that mirror conficker traffic calls, with echoing responses to the conficker net, and monitors to catch traces of the confusion.

In other words, use the same divide and confuse that government uses to destroy citizen confidence, then redirect that desire for confidence to ghost watchers who then react with pseudo info to give the citizen-victim a sense of confidence in a replacement, that then reverses the trusted confidence info, back at the confidence source, causing massive confusion to the entire community structure, enabling monitors to catch unshielded data from the confused citizen - er conficker traffic centers.

Just a thought . . .
Posted by claudius2u (2 comments )
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I will do as you instructed me.thank you!
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