Unless I missed something I didn't read how this infection is passed on. BTW I use NOD32, should I be worried about this?As someone who works in IT, I kind of hate it when the media randomly chooses to start hyping up the latest virius or trojan (only because everyone I know asks me about it.)
I think about 10 times out of 10, by the time they hear about this stuff, there's already OS patches and A/V updates to prevent the problem (Quote from the article: "The worm, dubbed Conficker, Downadup, or Kido, spreads via a vulnerability that Microsoft patched in October 2008". All it seems to do it worry the average computer user ... which is maybe good if they don't have A/V.
However stuff like this also prove my point when I tell people they should just leave Windows Update turned on (and why it's good to have a legit copy of Windows .... or at least a copy that passes WGA )