Podcast: Worm 'phoning home' but getting no answer

Security watchers at McAfee say that Conficker is trying to communicate with master computers but isn't getting through.

SANTA CLARA, Calif--It's early morning in California, and so far there are no reports of problems due to the much-anticipated Conficker worm. In Asia, where it's already evening, the worm hasn't done any noticeable damage, according to McAfee's Hong Kong-based security expert, Vu Nguyen.

I'm here at the headquarters of security company McAfee, where I spoke by phone with Nguyen and in person with McAfee spokesman (and former CNET News security reporter) Joris Evers.


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