The latest virus has swept the world, and is now responsible for numerous e-mail slowdowns and other weirdness. The anti-virus companies’ hype machines are working overdrive, with one trumpetting from the rooftops that it’s the worst ever.

The media are happily lapping it up. Funny thing is the different names that the various anti-virus companies have given it. Try and guess which name is being used by the mainstream media.

  • MiMail
  • Novarg
  • Shimg
  • MyDoom

Whoa, stop right there. MyDoom. What a fabulous name! Mimail sounds like a warm fuzzy free e-mail service. Novarg sounds like some Eastern European city. Shimg? What the hell is that? You want us to sell papers warning the punters about Shimg?! Ah MyDoom, it’s gotta be MyDoom.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.