By Brian Prince
Given that Microsoft issued a patch for the flaw targeted by the
Conficker worm and the use of strong passwords can prevent much of the
spread, it seems odd that enterprises would be hurt by the worm. But
sometimes enterprise security isn't all it's cracked up to be.
With all the buzz over the Conficker worm, it remains an open question
at this point just how many enterprises will actually be affected.
Between the presence of tools to remove the Conficker infection, a patch
for the Windows vulnerability it exploits and general awareness, it
seems enterprises should have a good handle on the worm. Whether they do
or not may depend on who you ask.
The folks at Damballa, a company focused on botnet detection, said
Conficker was far from being a major problem in the typical enterprise.
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