posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 07:24 AM
Originally posted by citizens
What damage would it be capable of on police computers? and why wasn't there sufficiant protection?
[edit on 2-2-2010 by citizens]
Conficker, for the most part, does denial of service. It prevents a variety of different things depending on which of the variants it is. It also
makes itself hard to remove by terminating any program it detects as an antivirus/anti-malware.
There are of course ways around this thankfully, such as, for example renaming the anti-malware program to a .bat file. As for sufficient protection?
Well of course it goes without saying that all the computers there should have anti-viruses, however, Conficker can get onto your system simply
through an infected USB device combined with the Autoplay confuction being turned on on the computer it's put into. One weak link and bam
More info about Conficker:
Wikipedia on Conficker