A virus by any other name ...
Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2005 - 12:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
El Reg reports on the attempt by the CME to provide all viruses with common names. If you have ever suffered mental trauma trying to figure out just which virus it is that has infected you, because Norton, Symantec and all of the others give different names to the same virus, these guys may be able to help.
"A group dedicated to curing virus-naming confusion enjoyed its official launch on Wednesday. The Common Malware Enumeration (CME) aims to mitigate confusion in responding to viral outbreaks by providing a common name for high profile threats that can then be used in vendor products or their websites."
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