Group aims to clear up confusing virus names


Did you know that Zotob.F and Bozori.B are two names for the exact same worm?

When computer threats surface for the first time, anti-virus companies and security researchers name them as they see them, often using parts of the infectious filename or program as an identifier. This leads to multiple aliases for a single threat, which, according to the founders of the Common Malware Enumeration (CME) Initiative, causes confusion among consumers. Worry Watch: Group aims to clear up confusing virus names

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 8th October 2005 3:55AM