Security sector rethinks common virus names


The anti virus sector has changed its Common Malware Enumeration (CME) program that aims to prevent confusion about malware names in major virus and worm outbreaks.

The group triggering when a CME name will be assigned has been expanded with representatives for end users such as major corporations, Jimmy Kuo, a board member for the program and research fellow with McAfee told vnunet.com. Initially the group was made up entirely of representatives for anti virus vendors.

"[Consumers] can declare issues and tell that they want a CME number associated with it," Kuo said. Security sector rethinks common virus names - Security - www.itnews.com.au

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