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How Much Is Conficker Really Impacting Enterprises?




How Much Is Conficker Really Impacting Enterprises?
How Much Is Conficker Really Impacting Enterprises?



http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/How-Much-is-Conficker-Really-Impacting-Enterprises-718842/ 

By Brian Prince
eWEEK.com
2009-03-27 

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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