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From: dvigil at moosoft.com (Daniel Otis-Vigil)
Subject: correct names [was: 3127/tcp by Doomjuice (Kaspersky) - MyDoom takeover?]

I am guessing that MyDoom.C was incorrectly named DoomJuice because some AV
guy was drinking OJ when he was looking at this.  AFAIK, there is no central
naming authority yet.

Daniel Otis-Vigil
MooSoft Development
http://www.moosoft.com  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: full-disclosure-admin@...ts.netsys.com 
> [mailto:full-disclosure-admin@...ts.netsys.com] On Behalf Of dgj
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 3:24 PM
> To: nick@...us-l.demon.co.uk
> Cc: full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com
> Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] correct names [was: 3127/tcp 
> by Doomjuice (Kaspersky) - MyDoom takeover?]
> 
> 
> On Feb 9, 2004, at 2:59 PM, Nick FitzGerald wrote:
> >
> > Yes -- Deadhat (more correctly known as Vesser) was found 
> late Friday
> > or early Saturday (depending on your TZ) but this new one, 
> DoomJuice,
> > (incorrectly originally classified as a Mydoom variant and 
> thus called
> > Mydoom.C by some) has only been isolated and analysed in 
> the last few
> > hours...
> >
> >
> > -- 
> > Nick FitzGerald
> > Computer Virus Consulting Ltd.
> > Ph/FAX: +64 3 3529854
> >
> >
> 
> Greetings,
> 
> Deadhat/Vesser, DoomJuice/Mydoom.c, "more correctly known as", 
> "incorrectly originally classified as", ...
> 
> Is there, or will there ever be any kind of "naming authority" for 
> these things? I assume that most major av houses have telephones & 
> email access, so why isn't there any kind of agreement on names? The 
> lack of a single name for a threat is kind of bogus.
> 
> Is this driven only by the marketing departments at the firms?
> 
> And how does the poor, long-suffering sysadmin know what the correct 
> name is, google them all when the dust settles and see what gets the 
> most hits??
> 
> --dj
> 
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