Aug 31 2010

Archive of our tweets for August 2010

[Continued from July 2010 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.

  • 2 August 2010
    1. Hysteria! Washington Post op-ed calls for USCYBERCOM warriors to “eliminat[e] Wikileaks”
    2. @wikileaks History book, 2110: “USCYBERCOM’s first military operation destroyed a website that spilled the blood of U.S. soldiers…”
    3. McAfee, Symantec among those tor’ing 171M Facebook users’ data (ok, I’ll ask: “why?”)
    4. “How did you acquire so much Facebook user data?” I tor’d it from McAfee & Symantec, they’ve got huge pipes
  • 3 August 2010
    1. Which is worse: Pvt Manning -> Wikileaks? Or a DoD-wide gradual erosion of COMPUSEC discipline?
    2. @BleuZ00m Project Vigilant reminds me of FutureVision Group
    3. @attritionorg Thx for your tweet kudos. I’m emerging from my grief … and not a moment too soon, I see. (sigh)
  • 4 August 2010
    1. Folks, I’ve never seen anyone of THIS caliber in my 22yrs of fighting hype
  • 5 August 2010
    1. Compare MS “record setting” Patch Tuesday … to the nmbr of security patches your antivirus needed this year already.
    2. McAfee warns #LIGATT website has a “high risk” reputation
    3. @cjhc and don’t forget to multiply by the frustration factor! :-)
    4. Axiom: “Controversial security firms attract PR agents who flunked high school English composition.” #LIGATT
    5. #LIGATT founder trashes new unauthorized bio on him. “The book’s author plagiarized it all from!” :-)
  • 6 August 2010
    1. RT @Greg_Snave How can you tell when #LIGATT is plagiarizing? No grammar/spelling errors. If LIGATT can’t spell check, how can they do security?
    2. @Greg_Snave I was only joking at the irony: see :-) at end of tweet. Plz accept my apologies if you thought it was real.
      In response to a user who missed the joke in the last tweet posted the day before. We added a new (unwritten) policy to include “#spoof” or some other clarifier when making fun of computer security absurdities.
  • 8 August 2010
    1. @cryptorobert If Evans’ #Ligatt business card boasts fake cert(s), plz scan it in so we can see the evidence.
      In response to a user who discovered a calling card from Gregory D. Evans.
    2. Rap News: “I’m assuming every human is a cyber-terrorist” (via @wikileaks)
  • 14 August 2010
    1. Will no one rally to defend #LIGATT (besides sock puppets, I mean)?
  • 17 August 2010
    1. Israel! Don’t fly bombers over Iran’s nuke site – use a “logic bomb,” it’s the same thing!
    2. Unintentially #funny: Air Force Cyber Command linked to ADHD…
    3. @SecurityHumor US Cyber Command declares INFOCON CHARLIE over potential Israeli “cyber strike” at #Iran nuke plant
  • 19 August 2010
    1. News: Intel to buy McAfee. Do they secretly want to arm America’s enemies, too?
    2. RT @woodyleonhard Intel buying McAfee – the rest of the story. McAfee has a very sordid past, in its dealings with the Chinese.
  • 21 August 2010
    1. “World’s #1 hacker” Gregory D. Evans, FBI snitch (thx @attritionorg) #LIGATT
    2. @marksunner deleted tweet: “very hungover,” needs “full star trek uniform” & “milk shake”
    3. Fans of Eminem & Neil Peart waited years for their return. My fans, too: also @attritionorg | 20100901
    4. @marksunner Well, that’s embarrassing for me. Now I know why you don’t show up for staff meetings. :-) Bottoms up!
      After the antivirus CTO explained he no longer worked for Messagelabs.
    5. #spoof #USAF detects Chinese spyware in cockpit computers; grounds all aircraft for #McAfee updates
    6. Seriously: why didn’t the #USAF CIO issue this press release? Think about it
    7. RT @SecurityHumor *Real news* would be fake AV install leading to dead celeb. RT @GarWarner: Dead Celebrity spam leads to fake AV install.
  • 25 August 2010
    1. Hysteria: “One infected USB thumb drive led to the creation of U.S. Cyber Command”
    2. Infected classified networks is a “wake-up call” in 2008? Bah! Melissa virus did EXACTLY the same in 1999.
    3. I agree: “Insiders Doubt 2008 Pentagon Hack Was Foreign Spy Attack”
    4. News rpts say Buckshot Yankee took 14 months to clean “agent.btz”. Why so long? I think because it was a CLASSIFIED operation!
    5. Good grief! Now U.S. deputy secretary William J. Lynne III is the world’s #1 hacker? #LIGATT
  • 26 August 2010
    1. I dropped an atom bomb on the “buckshot yankee” hype & media circus
      The U.S. military awarded a medal to then-MSgt Rob Rosenberger for running this website.
    2. Before Buckshot Yankee, I carried a USB sidearm in a concealed holster
    3. oops! Did #DEPSECDEF Lynn #plagiarize his predecessor’s “call to arms” in 1999?
    4. @trusecure Yeah, and the Pentagon will hit the snooze button like they did in 1999
    5. RT @marylande Fact check: malware did not bring down a passenger jet
  • 29 August 2010
    1. Gregory D. Evans carries the American Hype Press Card #LIGATT
    2. I’m qualified to be an “embedded reporter” in U.S. Cyber Command
    3. #spoof McAfee will now only use short URLs to reduce their carbon footprint
  • 30 August 2010
    1. @gcluley Now 1 tweet per FB scam isn’t enough? How many times did you repeat your FB status update over this scam?
    2. self-RT @gcluley Now 1 tweet per FB scam isn’t enough? How many times did you repeat your FB status update over this scam?
    3. @mikkohypponen No no NO! Ask yourself: “how does NSA filter spam from its intercepts?” We could use that technology.
    4. @PCVirusNews You chirped 5 tweets with a link to Darlene Storm’s FUD column. How many tweets is enough?
    5. @gcluley I wrote about you! [oops: this tweet violates my “twitter-2” column]
    6. self-RT: @gcluley I wrote about you!

[Continued in September 2010 tweets]