Monday, March 30, 2009

Microsoft Windows Users and Conficker

Being in the I.T. business, I wanted to post some info about the upcoming April 01, 2009 computer worm event called, Conficker, ak.a. Downadup for everybody in TheDDLP.

I got a call from Microsoft today. I've got some Public release information from Microsoft.

I've been researching this issue for a few months, now.

My general take on the April Fool's Conficker event is that it probly won't impact most Home Users of Windows.

However, it is good to stay up to date with your Windows Automatic Updates, use a commercial AntiVirus software product, and exercise safe computing practices.

Here are some links to help you understand more about Conficker and your possible exposure.

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/worms/conficker.mspx

SecureWorks
http://www.secureworks.com/research/blog/

ISC
http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=6091

F-Secure
http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/
*Pay close attention to this one at F-Secure.
Due to all the hype, there are tons of bogus Repair/Removal sites popping up.



Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

Today at 8:30pm turn your lights out for an hour.
For more info, click on the banner below or go to:
http://www.earthhour.org/
VOTE EARTH
saw this in the paper today.
seems like a good idea.

Monday, March 2, 2009

March 2009 - in like a lion


Monday 03/02/09 2:00pm

Some pics of the March 2009 snow from TheDDLP.
Let me know if you've got some cool shots and we'll work out the details.
I hung out with some neighbors in the street this afternoon.
The air seemed so pure to breathe in.
It was a perfect Winter afternoon to hang with neighbors!

Sunday Night 10:30pm or so

Monday afternoon 2:00pm

Monday afternoon 5:00pm


TheDDLP email distribution list has been active today with info about sections of TheDDLP that have experienced a loss of power to homes. Duke Energy continues to restore power to sections of TheDDLP.