How Will The April Fools’ Computer Worm Affect You?
Computer worm is like a computer virus.
A computer worm is not a living thing like earth worm, fruit worm and other worms that lives around us.
The name of this computer worm is Conficker.c.
I read about the computer worm from the CNN news on the internet.
It is supposed to hit computers on April 1.
People may lose their files and programs in their computer.
The bad people who programed the Conficker.c can know other people’s passwords and can delete our files, folders, games and other things in our computers.
I think that this computer worm can start a computer virus.
(CNN) — Remember the dire predictions surrounding the “millennium bug?” The doom-and-gloom scenarios bandied about by security analysts on how computers could act when their clocks turned to January 1, 2000?
Well, researchers are hoping that a potential April Fools’ time bomb — the Conficker.c that is supposed to hit computers on April 1 — turns out to be equally unfounded.
But realizing that hope alone is not a prudent option, here is a primer on the worm so you can adequately prepare yourself — and your computer.
What is Conficker.c and what do analysts fear it may do?
Conficker.c is a worm, a malicious program thought to have already infected between 5 million and 10 million computers.
Those infections haven’t spawned many symptoms, but on April 1 a master computer is scheduled to gain control of these zombie machines, said Don DeBolt, director of threat research for CA, a New York-based IT and software company.