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
- “Ten years ago on this date” is a big hit w/ virus experts on Twitter. Next up: Mafiaboy (Feb), then ILOVEYOU (May)…
- California demands $6.9B from fed gov’t to save their budget. ILOVEYOU virus “destroyed” $7.8B — so it was worse, right?
- 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”
- @danielkennedy74 Too many first responders blow it off: “it’s the latest virus, reformat the drive as a precaution”
- Aurora = emperor’s clothes. Everyone: “it’s a PDF exploit!” One guy: “you’re wrong.” Everyone: “it’s an IE exploit!”
- Suppose IE is a flimsy screen door bundled with every house. The gov’t says “stop using flimsy screen doors.” STUPID advice, eh?
- 3doz firms THAT EMPLOY COMPUTER SECURITY EXPERTS got whacked in a zero-day attack. How about some “education” for THEM, eh?
- @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.
- 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]