[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).


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

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