[Dshield] Microsoft MyWife Advisory

TheGesus thegesus at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 20:24:38 GMT 2006


On 1/31/06, vtncus <forum at dshield.org> wrote:
>
>
> Hello all,
> Microsoft just released an advisory  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50423 regarding the MyWife? worm.
> Where in heaven did they come up with Mywife after we all knew it was call Blackmal/BlackWorm?
>

Because McAfee named it that on the 17th, before the "Blackworm" hype
from the security community started.

>From a marketing standpoint, "Blackworm" sounds much more exotic and deadly.

Which is probably why they called it that (tongue in cheek).

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_138027.htm

Note they consider it "Low Risk" and the minimum DAT is dated 12/2/2005.



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