Jan 31 2010

Archive of our tweets for January 2010

[Continued from December 2009 tweets] No Gravatar

Vmyths archives its Twitter feed for historical clarity. If it went out via our “vmyths” account, you’ll find it here — along with any needed explanations, clarifications, corrections, and apologies. Co-founder Rob Rosenberger submitted all the tweets this month.

  • 5 January 2010
    1. “Ten years ago on this date” is a big hit w/ virus experts on Twitter. Next up: Mafiaboy (Feb), then ILOVEYOU (May)…
  • 9 January 2010
    1. California demands $6.9B from fed gov’t to save their budget. ILOVEYOU virus “destroyed” $7.8B — so it was worse, right?
  • 15 January 2010
    1. Inside source: “ignore” ALL speculation in Google-hack case. “First responders” tainted the evidence; there’s NO chain of custody
      Now described as “Operation Aurora”
    2. @danielkennedy74 Too many first responders blow it off: “it’s the latest virus, reformat the drive as a precaution”
  • 19 January 2010
    1. Aurora = emperor’s clothes. Everyone: “it’s a PDF exploit!” One guy: “you’re wrong.” Everyone: “it’s an IE exploit!”
    2. Suppose IE is a flimsy screen door bundled with every house. The gov’t says “stop using flimsy screen doors.” STUPID advice, eh?
  • 22 January 2010
    1. 3doz firms THAT EMPLOY COMPUTER SECURITY EXPERTS got whacked in a zero-day attack. How about some “education” for THEM, eh?
  • 26 January 2010
    1. @goretsky I agree! So why do we fire bank/airport guards who repeatedly fail? We should promote them like we do for computer experts…
      The antivirus expert had replied to the above tweet.
    2. Some education for those 3doz CIOs that got whacked http://Vmyths.com/column/1/2005/1/3 (thx David Harley)

[Continued in February 2010 tweets]