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April 3rd, 2009

Conficker Eye Chart

Sigh… another late Ping… don’t worry, next week I’ll have a couple classics-in-the-making for you. Or something.

So, you’ve heard about Conficker and have tried explaining it to relatives who know nothing about computers. Here’s a quick link you can send them help them see if they might be infected:

The Conficker Eye Chart

Since Conficker is known to block access to certain domains, this is a pretty nifty little check that doesn’t require a virus scanner or any real technical knowledge (though it does get tricky if they’re behind a proxy).


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