Conficker – Why did it happen, and what preventions can we adopt?

Presented by

Mark Harris, Director | Sophos Labs

About this talk

Conficker hit the headlines in March of this year with talk of widespread meltdown of computers and the internet. But why? The vulnerability it exploited had been patched months before and security vendors had detection from very early on but still millions of machines were infected. Why? What can enterprises do to prevent it happening again?

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