Security experts criticize malware list

Just how useful is the Common Malware Enumeration (CME) initiative debuted by U.S.-CERT this autumn?

The system was created to sort out some of the confusion created by the different naming systems used by different security vendors, and to help system administrators deal with outbreaks more effectively. Some security experts have, however, voiced doubts as to how well CME is working in practice.

One complaint is that the system isn't providing much information on malware aside from listing the reference codes used by different security vendors. Such information was promised more than a year ago by the organizers of the CME plan -- U.S.-CERT, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and antivirus vendors such as Microsoft, Trend Micro, McAfee and Symantec. LinuxWorld | Security experts criticize malware list

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 8th December 2005 12:07AM