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A Virus by Any Other Name: Virus Naming Practices

When the “VBS/VBSWG.J” virus appeared, the media decided to call it by a more appealing name, “AnnaKournikova”, which was derived from the JPEG file that the virus claimed to be. However, none of the anti-virus products included in the excellent virus names cross reference tool VGrep currently lists this virus as “AnnaKournikova”, “Kournikova”, or any other variation based on the name of the charismatic tennis player. Full Story

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