following the Blaster worm footstep that caused a huge havoc on 2003, now comes the Conficker worm. discovered since october 2008. once executed or triggered, Conficker disables certain system services: windows update, windows security, windows defender, windows error reporting, antivirus n anti-malware software, etc.
the latest news is "on the 1st of April, all infected computers will be controlled by a master machine located somewhere across the web". would it be denial of service? stealing of personal data? wiping out the hard drives? or malware pop-ups?it is advised that genuine windows are patched, n make sure the antivirus n anti-malware software is actually running, since Conficker may have disabled it. better safe than sorry!
anything is possible at this point.