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.
- 1 April 2010
- U.S. Senate Sergeant-at-Arms admits his office got duped by hoax “Drudge virus alert” http://bit.ly/bHcGVB
- People (still) fall for HOAX virus alerts every day — many of them first seen in the late 1990s!
- Alert! Hackers in Iceland “erased” 6,000 flights to/from Britain– oh wait, it was just a volcanic ash cloud. My bad…
- Airline industry copes with volcanic ash plumes but they CAN’T survive a cyber-attack? http://Vmyths.com/column/1/2004/8/3
- @robtlee Security experts stranded worldwide by crippled airlines– thank God it wasn’t due to a cyber-attack, eh?
- McAfee rules out cyber-terror re: yesterday’s antivirus attack. Death @ Rhode Island hospital a coincidence until proven otherwise.
In response to a reader who mentioned an obviously greedy person had urged people to sue if by chance any ICU medical equipment crashed during a flawed McAfee antivirus update.
- Newsflash: Sophos employees “airlifted” to Boston. They should claim “we came to investigate the McAfee antivirus attack!”
Flights diverted due to volcano eruption, combined with a flawed McAfee antivirus update.
- My solar calculator shows McAfee’s attack yesterday cost US$7.8 billion. Who will dare to claim an “accurate” guesstimate?
- McAfee’s antivirus attack IS cyber-terror by some loose definitions. “Oh, except it’s not.” Then tighten your loose definitions!
- Humor: “Sophos Anti-Eyjafjallajokull 1.0″ prevents volcano cyber-attack http://cart.ooni.st/sophos-anti-eyjafjallajokull
- No joke: according to McAfee’s experts, Iceland’s volcano = 1 month of email spam http://Vmyths.com/2009/04/17/mcafee
- Irony! Email & tweets re: McAfee’s antivirus attack = 9 hours of Iceland volcano eruption http://Vmyths.com/2009/04/17/mcafee
- Aw, McAfee finally apologized for antivirus attack! Recall what I said 7 years ago: http://Vmyths.com/column/1/2003/5/12
- My mom is dying. Remember my “Euthanize the Internet” column? http://Vmyths.com/column/1/2002/12/13
- @BleuZ00m My book review: “White House booted Richard Clarke for putting cyber terror ahead of real terror on 9/10/01.” –30–
Responding to a reader who wondered about Richard Clarke’s new fiction book.
- @RIHospital asserts “patients were safe throughout” the McAfee antivirus attack last week. Don’t get duped by urban legends!
- Is it “malpractice” if my mom’s hospital equipment auto-updated its McAfee antivirus? http://Vmyths.com/column/1/2003/1/11
- I reviewed Richard Clarke’s “brand new” cyber-terror novel 7 years ago http://Vmyths.com/column/1/2003/1/22
- @BleuZ00m You should’ve seen his face when I asked the ICU doctor “will McAfee’s bad antivirus update kill my mom?” :-)
- RT @attritionorg I miss Rob and vmyths.com .. he had such excellent articles on our crappy industry.
- Q: Why did Richard Clarke write a FICTIONAL cyberwar novel? A: Because REALITY is boring http://bit.ly/9C4vwi
- Seriously: may I write a fictional review of Richard Clarke’s fictional cyberwar novel?
A reader gives the okay, resulting in the next tweet.
- @uberwillow “…and Clarke wisely switched to iambic pentameter when his hacker-hero first kisses the nerdy librarian…”
- 10th anniversary of “ILOVEYOU” virus! Boo hoo, it cost exactly the same as Ford Motor Co.’s $8.7B loss http://bit.ly/cA3aCL
[Continued in May 2010 tweets]