New Worm Naming Scheme Aims To Cut Confusion
By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb News
October 06, 2005 (1:43 PM EDT)
A standardized naming process for worms and viruses sponsored by the US-CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team) and backed by the biggest names in security debuted Wednesday in the hope that it will lend some sense to the malware naming mess. Dubbed CME (Common Malware Enumeration), the scheme assigns unique identifiers to threats so that end-users -- both consumers and IT security managers -- have a single point of reference for a worm or virus.