3505331 story New Conficker Variant Increases Its Flexibility 120 Posted by Soulskill on Friday February 20, 2009 @07:58PM from the those-yoga-classes-really-helped dept. CWmike writes "Criminals behind the widespread Conficker worm have released a new version that could signal a major shift in the way the malware operates. The new variant, dubbed Conficker B++, was spotted three days ago by SRI International researchers, who published details of the new code on Thursday. To the untrained eye, the new variant looks almost identical to the previous version of the worm, Conficker B. But the B++ variant uses new techniques to download software, giving its creators more flexibility in what they can do with infected machines."