Re: An Amazing Look at the Conficker Worm.
The scary thing is, Conficker is actually fairly outdated. Despite the fact that so few people are capable of even understanding such a thing, much less writing it, there ARE people out there who can. And yes, despite the fact that Conficker did no discernable damage (excepting, perhaps, the Waledac thing) those machines still infected with it, and those that continue to get infected with it, may someday be made to cause worldshattering damage. And even if not, its writer(s) are sophisticated and skilled enough to write something just as bad, if not worse, that could quite possibly, once a machine has spread it outwards enough times, completely destroy its hard drive or server. Imagine such a thing slipping past the FBI servers, or the security servers of world banks. Cyberterrorism IS a threat out there, and Conficker was, I believe, just the tip of the iceburg of what can potentially be done. No security system is perfect, and each vulnerability, no matter how miniscule or deep down, can be exploited to unleash hell inside.