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New homeland security tool to detect Conficker worm

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March 30, 2009
Cybersecurity
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The US Department of Homeland Security released a tool on Monday to detect whether a computer is infected by the Conficker worm.

The department, in a statement, said the detection tool for the Conficker worm, also known as DownAdUP, had been developed by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

“While tools have existed for individual users, this is the only free tool — and the most comprehensive one — available for enterprises like federal and state government and private sector networks to determine the extent to which their systems are infected by this worm,” said US-CERT director Mischel Kwon. (AFP)