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Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Good news for the security industry.
eWeek reports on a new plan to create a database for common names of malwares.
This will reduce the confusion of trying to figure out which Virus are people actually talk about.

A great example is the last Trojan Horse involved in the industrial espionage incident that took place in Israel last May. Symantec called the Trojan "Rona" or "Hotword", while McAfee called it "PWS-HOTWORLD". This created a big confusion in the media.

The even better news is that this database will not be commercial, so I'm sure it will help the security industry in creating better collaborative tools for fighting malwares.


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