January 22, 2009: MS08-067 Conficker Worm Update

Hi, Bill here,


In response to continued customer questions on how to protect and defend themselves against the Conficker Worm, I wanted to let you know the Microsoft Malware Protection Center has published a Threat Research and Response Blog that centralizes Microsoft’s guidance.  This will help you understand the nature of the threat and enable you to formulate a defense in depth strategy based on the aspects of your unique environments. The blog is posted here.


We continue to encourage customers to deploy the Security Update for Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 update as soon as possible as well as implementing a defense in depth approach based on in the information provided in the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Blog.


We will continue to monitor the situation via our ongoing Software Security Incident Response Process (SSIRP) and are actively working with partners in our Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) and our Microsoft Security Response Alliance (MSRA) programs.





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