Monday, March 30, 2009

Conficker and April 1

Well, here’s the Wikipedia entries that got me thinking:
As a countermeasure, ICANN and several TLD registrars began in February 2009 a coordinated barring of transfers and registrations for these domains”

Variant C contains code to sidestep these countermeasures by generating an expanded daily list of 50000 domains across 110 TLDs. This new pull mechanism, however, is disabled until April 1

I’ve also been following the work at SRI regarding this threat.

Even 1 million Variant C infections results in potentially 50 billion whois queries.

I think Wednesday is going to be a slow day on the Internet.

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