RE: [Full-Disclosure] AV Naming Convention

From: Todd Towles (toddtowles_at_brookshires.com)
Date: 08/10/04

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    To: "'Thomas Loch'" <thomas8142@freenet.de>, <full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com>
    Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 12:33:33 -0500
    
    

    So if I change my name the police can't find me? ;)

    AV companies should be able to work with any form of ID. Use their local
    until an agreement as been made.

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    From: full-disclosure-admin@lists.netsys.com
    [mailto:full-disclosure-admin@lists.netsys.com] On Behalf Of Thomas Loch
    Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 11:09 AM
    To: full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com
    Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] AV Naming Convention

    > This completely misses the point.
    I do not completely agree ...

    > When a new virus is discovered, it is
    > essential that there is a RAPID response to the threat. ...
    I agree...

    > ...The idead of
    > handing the critter over to a committee to decide it's name is, quite
    > frankly, plain bonkers.
    Why?

    Why can't we handle not yet named viruses as 'unnamed' or we use a
    standardized (by ISO?) method to generate a numeric code that consists of a
    classification in categories and a sequential number and probably some kind
    of checksum or hash until the virus gets an official name?

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