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# 31811 31-Mar-2009 12:58

Conficker is now caught out using a tried & testsed standard GNU/Linux tool: nmap

Please refer to this page for details, but the summary basically goes like this:

nmap -PN -T4 -p139,445 -n -v --script=smb-check-vulns --script-args safe=1 [targetnetworks]

note: you'll need to download the beta "4.85BETA5" & compile from source

now you can pick up infected (win) systems on your network

happy hunting ;)




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  # 204422 31-Mar-2009 13:41

UPDATE: alternative build instuctions available here is you're not getting the desired results




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# 204486 31-Mar-2009 17:42
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Since  the topic is Conficker, most home users should have Windows Update enabled by default and should not be affected by Conficker. As a fact I think most of the affected machines I've heard of were corporate PCs - in which case some IT departments choose to enable or disabled automatic updates depending on their management policies.

There are some common sense tips though:

• Fully Install the MS08-067 update on all your Windows PCs.
• Use an antivirus product. All the major ones detect and block Conficker from copying itself to other machines. Microsoft Forefront Client Security and Windows Live OneCare can/did block this worm.
• Use strong passwords both for any user account and also for any file shares.

I know Microsoft has a US$250,000 reward for information that results in the arrest and conviction of those responsible for illegally launching the Conficker malicious code on the Internet...

A lot of information on Conficker can be found here at http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/worms/conficker.mspx. Also more information here:

• The MSRC weblog (http://blogs.technet.com/MSRC)
• The MMPC weblog (http://blogs.technet.com/MMPC)
• The consumer security weblog (http://blogs.msdn.com/securitytipstalk/)
• The consumer Conficker landing page  (same as above) (http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/worms/conficker.mspx)
• IT Pro Conficker landing page (http://www.microsoft.com/conficker
• More information and free support for Conficker issues can be found here http://microsoft.com/protect or in the US and Canada can call the PC Safety hotline at 1-866-PCSAFETY.






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