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April Fools — 2009

april-fool “April Fools’ Day has hit the Internet and, as usual, there’s no shortage of fake news stories, gag product announcements, and corny jokes. Some are funny. Some are sort of lame attempts at being funny. Here are some of the ones we think are worth highlighting, and we’ll be updating this throughout the day as we catch wind of more.”
April Fools 2009: Flying hotels, 3D browsing, fake mergers, and more

Oh, that’s right.. I forgot. You can’t see this to click the link. Conficker has disabled everybody’s machines…

Today’s free download: PC Tools AntiVirus 6
From the same folks who bring you the top-rated Spyware Doctor and Threatfire anti-malware apps, this free heuristic antivirus also scans your e-mail.
“PC Tools AntiVirus provides world-leading protection against viruses, worms and Trojans with rapid updates and IntelliGuard™ technology.”
No joke. I don’t kid around about Internet dangers.

April 1, 2009 Posted by | antivirus, tech | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Potential ‘big bad### botnet’ spreading fast*

The ‘Downadup’ worm is spreading quickly and now infects more than 3.5 million PCs, according to the security company F-Secure.

In a blog post on Wednesday, F-Secure put the total number of infected machines at an estimated 3,521,230 — a rise of more than a million machines over the previous day’s tally…

Wow. A million new infections in one day..

Folks, to read the rest of this article (clipped from ZDNet) by David Meyer and Tom Espiner, click here.

[update 1/19/09: over 8 million now. Here’s the latest (and how that number is arrived at), Calculating the Size of the Downadup Outbreak]

January 16, 2009 Posted by | computers, cyber crime, News | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments