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From: alerta at (Alerta Redsegura)
Subject: (no subject)

A quick Googling on Diabetes Type I and Diabetes Type II shows they are
indeed different,  and their difference is very clear. (See for example)

As common mortals, most of us don't have a clue about that (and don't need
to, unless we are somehow exposed to diabetes or interested in it).  But
honestly, I can't imagine a medical doctor not knowing the difference...

The same is true for computer viruses, people don't care and shouldn't care
about virus naming: what they need is timely protection.
But it's way different when it comes to the AV industry and all the ones who
are somewhat involved in this matter.


I?igo Koch
Red Segura

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kyle Maxwell" <>
To: <>
Cc: "Frank Knobbe" <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] (no subject)

> On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 11:44:57 -0400,
> <> wrote:
> > On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 10:33:50 CDT, Frank Knobbe said:
> >
> > > I know, my wife has type 2. They still call it diabetes.
> >
> > By that logic, we have "bagle", "agobot", "netsky", and "mydoom". No
> > need for variant names, and no need for a name for an attack of
> > cancer that knocks out your insulin production, because that's just
diabetes too.
> But that's the point: first of all there's Beagle/Bagle/Alu, not to
> mention the variants that *do* exist. Type I and II diabetes (and yes,
> my wife too) mean the same thing to any doctor -- whereas different
> folks have different variant names for the same thing. It would be
> more akin to some doctors reversing Type I and Type II or even adding
> Type III or IV without any standardization with anyone else.
> That said, it's clear that the answers for antivirus/malware and
> medicine cannot be the same due to the speed of response needed, as
> you and others point out. Some type of standardization would be great
> but it can't slow down response times.
> -- 
> Kyle Maxwell
> _______________________________________________
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