The Conficker worm dominated the security news last spring, and now this much-publicized piece of malware is back in the press again – this time because of what we may be able to learn from the global response to the Conficker cyber attack.

As Lavasoft’s senior technologies director, I recently had the opportunity to attend the RSA conference, one of the year’s most anticipated security conferences. Among all the security talks from other experts in the field, what struck me most in terms of computer users’ security is the risks we each face due to sharing information on social networks  – whether it’s on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or the many more that are available today. We open ourselves up on these sites, leaving bits and bites of personal information accessible, not thinking of the ease of which ill-intentioned people may be able to connect the dots.