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From: toddtowles at (Todd Towles)
Subject: AV Naming Convention

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. 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Thomas Loch
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 11:09 AM
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 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?

Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.

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