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Name that worm--plan looks to cut through chaos


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 04:51 PM

Zotob.E, Tpbot-A, Rbot.CBQ and IRCbot.worm: all names given to a single worm that wreaked havoc in Windows 2000 systems last month. Among the plethora of identifiers, perhaps the most useful--CME-540--didn't make an impact.But that's about to change. CME-540 was the tag attached to the worm by the Common Malware Enumeration initiative, which is just emerging from its test phase. Next month, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team plans to officially take the wraps off the effort, meant to reduce the confusion caused by the different names security companies give worms, viruses and other pests. The project assigns a unique identifier to a particular piece of malicious software... Published: September 22, 2005, 4:00 AM PDT By Joris Evers, Staff Writer, CNET News.com
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 07:45 PM

Now this is something that actually makes sense.
I trust all the AV companies have signed on.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 05:33 AM

It sure is about time for that. Trying to find information on a virus is very difficult right now because of the various names given to any one virus by the different AV companies. Unless a virus is very widely spread, like, say, the Sasser and Blaster worms, each company has its own name for the same thing.

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