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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

The Year In Tech

Folks, since my earliest days as a geek, I have been a fan of Ziff Davis, and enjoy reading the tech blogs on their website(s). ZDNet is a great source of tech news and trends, downloads, and more. My “tip of the day” and “today’s free link” today are to suggest to you that you click the link and look around the ZD website.. it is literally a geek treasure trove.
Here is a sample of what you will find there.

The five biggest stories of the year

It’s almost time to close the books on 2008. But before we start singing “Auld Lang Syne,” ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and Editor in Chief Larry Dignan dish out the tech industry highlights from the past 12 months.

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January 7, 2009 Posted by | computers | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment