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Hundreds of worms, Trojans and viruses are around the Net in search of victims.
On the Web are watching all kinds of viruses, trojans, worms and malicious programs, operational methods are different, attack indiscriminately and have criminal aims and objectives. Faced with this imminent threat, unprotected surfing the Internet is a risk that can get quite expensive and setting out the equipment, the information stored in these and the data that is shared across networks.
The struggle to combat them is getting stronger and software developers to perform security updates or patches to plug the holes where viruses have already entered.
Microsoft recently identified the 10 most dangerous viruses, the family and category to which they belong, their mode of operation and number of attacks until June 2010. This study showed that the most controversial and risky of all the viruses that are currently on the Web is the Conficker. This is a worm that had high impact three years ago and still generates more than a headache.
Its spread was due in part to the slow reaction of the users who were slow to update their systems, which caused a chain effect, to infect millions of machines. It is characterized by attacking the USB storage media like hard drives and other memories.
The worm has a list of the 100 most used passwords. The test to ascertain and infect all computers. With their attacks to modify user files, create accounts and delete information.