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An extraordinary behind-the-scenes struggle is taking place between computer security groups around the world and the brazen author of a malicious software program called Conficker. The program grabbed global attention when it began spreading late last year and quickly infected millions of computers...

Computer security researchers have devised a new Twitter attack that they say could spread virally, much like a worm on the microblogging service. The attack, posted online Thursday by researchers at Secure Science, is an innocuous proof of concept that forces users to send out a predetermined Twitt...

Known also as Kido or Downadup, the Conficker virus infected around 15 million computers worldwide in mid-January of this year. The virus takes advantage of a vulnerability in the Windows operating system to burrow deep into the computer’s files, folders and System Registry, which stores setti...