If you know the Conficker dude, we’ve got a prize for you

Yesterday (12 February 2009) Microsoft announced a partnership with technology industry leaders and academia to implement a coordinated, global response to the Conficker (aka Downadup) worm. Together with security researchers, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and operators within the Domain Name System, Microsoft coordinated a response designed to disable domains targeted by Conficker….


Throw away your digital picture frames

Surely time itself has warped and it’s suddenly April 1st. Come on, if you read the following, wouldn’t you first think it was a hoax, as did I? Virus from China, the gift that keeps on giving An insidious computer virus recently discovered on digital photo frames has been identified as a powerful new Trojan…


Supporting your family, friends, and neighbors

By Steve RileySenior Security StrategistTrustworthy Computing Group, Microsoft Corporation(originally published at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/secmgmt/sm0208.mspx) I’ve met thousands of IT pros during my years speaking at conferences around the world. And if there’s one thing that’s true for all of us it’s that all IT pros become support professionals for their family, their friends, and their neighbors—your “FFN”…