Monday, January 26, 2009

Did I mention I'm getting another MacBook Pro?...

Just to add to the gloom at Microsoft, this old familiar headache resurfaces:
A new digital plague has hit the Internet, infecting millions of personal and business computers in what seems to be the first step of a multistage attack. The world’s leading computer security experts do not yet know who programmed the infection, or what the next stage will be.
In recent weeks a worm, a malicious software program, has swept through corporate, educational and public computer networks around the world. Known as Conficker or Downadup, it is spread by a recently discovered Microsoft Windows vulnerability, by guessing network passwords and by hand-carried consumer gadgets like USB keys. [More]
The unsettling part of this flap is the suspected Eastern Europe connection.  There seems to be a pattern in the FSU countries of cyber-hassling, if not warfare.

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