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Will the new Microsoft RDP vulnerability spawn Conficker 2.0?
HackLabs director Chris Gatford seems to think that the latest vulnerability discovered in Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol could see the birth of Conficker 2.0, as he believes that the scope and impact of the vulnerability is extremely similar to that of MS-08-67.
Discovered in 2008, the vulnerability in Microsoft's Remote Procedure Call affected not only Windows XP, 2000, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 but also the pre-beta version of Windows 7.
Back then, it took only four days for hackers to weaponize the MS-08-67 vulnerability which then went on to become a key factor for several attack worms including Conficker; arguably one of the top 10 viruses that changed the world and which led to Microsoft offering a $250,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the worm's author.