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The general dumbing down of the virus creation process along with attempts by for-profit hackers to tie up the resources of security firms mean that anti-virus sofware vendors are beginning to need three alphabetical letters for some Trojan families.

Occasional this naming convention throws up a double entendre-loaded moniker, as when Trojan-Downloader-Small-Coc rose to prominence in May. This week security techies intercepted the first copies of Trojan-PSW-LdPinch-bum. How they laughed.

Summer, and the silly season that accompanies it, draws to a close on Saturday with the start of September. ®

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