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March 31, 2009

PSA: Protect Yourself from Conflicker Virus

This is probably getting overhyped, but you might want to take a second and make sure your computers aren't infected with proto-Skynet. Tomorrow may just very well be Judgment Day, since all the infected computers are set to "phone home for new instructions" sometime on April 1. If that new instruction is "kill the humans", you're gonna feel pretty silly for not checking.

FNC has details here and instructions for protecting your computer or ridding it of the little beast. From what I've heard, if you've got the thing it will prevent you from connecting to the major antivirus sites, like Symantec, so you might just click to make sure.

As FNC says, "It's mostly for businesses because it's designed to target networks, not individuals." However, I suspect university networks, including the on-campus housing, are vulnerable. Back when I lived on campus we had a heckuva time with viruses causing problems. So, to all our younger readers, put a condom on it. Whoops, wrong PSA.

Now back to our regular programing. Which is probably nothing. And you'll like it.


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