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    Malware Naming Convention?

    Well it seems that the Department of Homeland Security are getting involved via their US-CERT team.

    I wonder how many of the non-US AV providers will buy into the scheme?

    http://www.virusbtn.com/news/virus_news/2004/11_25.xml

    I suppose if they took the same approach as the pharmaceutical industry it would help. Drugs have a generic or "official" name and then the manufacturers have brand names. You use the generic name as the cross-reference.
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    Yeah, they are looking to try to standardize and coordinate efforts to deal with vulnerabilities and such. I think they are making a good effort. Whether it gets the industry support will be the thing.

    Here's the link to the site that has the details:

    http://www.us-cert.gov/cve/

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