Dec 31 2010

Archive of our tweets for December 2010

[Continued from November 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 December 2010
    1. @TrendMicro “meta-re-tweets” their @TrendLabs feed. It’s a BAD trend:
    2. RT @rsnbrgr Germany is to ULTRA as #WikiLeaks is to ECHELON — a plausible reason why US didn’t cyber-attack. #cablegate
    3. Ta da! I “meta-re-tweeted” myself just like Trend Micro does. I ask you: what’s the purpose of it?
    4. RT @saskboy RT @vmyths Ta da! I “meta-re-tweeted” myself just like Trend Micro does. I ask you: what’s the purpose of it? – like liking self on Facebook
  • 3 December 2010
    1. RT @pmoriarty @vmyths It’s some social marketing director’s idea of a strategy.
    2. RT @robtlee RT @taosecurity: RT @chriseng: How To Become an Information Security Thought Leader: Man that is funny.
  • 5 December 2010
    1. will pay US$1,000 for conclusive evidence that IDs the person(s) who wrote AGENT.BTZ.
    2. RT @mikkohypponen Rob, I’ll add another $1000 to the Pot. RT will pay US$1,000 for conclusive evidence that IDs the person(s) who wrote AGENT.BTZ.
    3. @networkdefense Mikko&I would pay to prove #DEPSECDEF right or wrong. And it’s really $2K+FAME
      In response to @networkdefense “@vmyths you expect info for one thousand dollars? what are you on, crack? #failatexistence”. We then retweeted two more slams:
    4. RT @networkdefense @vmyths for 2k? shit you are serious arent you. epic. oh and the ‘FAME” you speak of = a visit from the partyvan. you suck dude…
    5. RT @M48813 @networkdefense lmao. I love your response. #truth #keepingitreal
    6. @imaguid .mil banned USB drives over AGENT.BTZ & reorg’d the Pentagon bureaucracy. Mikko&I want to know who gets credit for it. :-)
      In response to @imaguid “@vmyths remind me – was agent.btz the one that made .mil ban usb drives or the one that made it onto the space station?”
  • 6 December 2010
    1. RT @seanlawson Read this then this More evidence please, less baseless speculation. kthnxbye. #cyberwar
    2. HYPE: Gartner predicts #cyberwar in 2015. Compare it to this 2003 prediction:
    3. RT @seanlawson If #cablegate is “cyber equiv of #nuke war” (, then #cyberwar is a joke. Where are the melted cities & bodies?
    4. Hey, Marc Thiessen! Hiroshima called. They want an apology re: your “nuclear war” analogy to #WikiLeaks. #cablegate
  • 7 December 2010
    1. UL? DoD blocking news sites over #cablegate stories. Called 24AF, waiting to hear if so & if it incl. aggrogates e.g. EarlyBird.
  • 8 December 2010
    1. SANITY+humor: @rmogull makes 10 predictions for computer security
  • 9 December 2010
    1. CONFIRMED: source: USAF blocking airmen from BUT: official: not blocking “Early Bird” since OSD sanitizes it. #cablegate
    2. RT @seanlawson Shadow Elite: Should We Believe Chertoff On #CyberWar? – good argument. more work is needed on this issue.
    3. @seanlawson “More work is needed on this issue.” Ross Greenberg & I said that 22yrs ago. #sigh The names change, and the battle goes on.
  • 10 December 2010
    1. FAQ: Do virus writers work for AV firms? Simple answer is “no,” but events like this {w/ update} do happen sometimes.
    2. FAQ: Will antivirus firms delve into offense? Military answer is “someday,” it’ll be too lucrative for their shareholders to ignore.
    3. RT @thierryzoller Note to myself : if you debunk others, especially if you debunk the debunker be prepared for retaliation.
    4. @cyberwar will RT spammers who mention his new book “Surviving Cyberwar”
  • 11 December 2010
    1. Hype-mongering #LIGATT spirals into the corporate abyss (“pfalu” may get fired for this)
    2. RT @pmoriarty @vmyths What makes you think they haven’t already started?
  • 12 December 2010
    1. Does Estonia resent #WikiLeaks being called “the first global cyber-war”?
    2. Does South Ossetia resent #WikiLeaks being called “the first global #cyberwar”?
    3. Does East Timor resent #WikiLeaks being called “the first global #cyberwar”?
    4. Does #Israel resent #WikiLeaks being called “the first global #cyberwar”?
    5. Does #USAF resent #WikiLeaks being called “the first global #cyberwar”?
    6. RT @seanlawson @vmyths and is there any evidence that the most recent first was any more damaging than the first first?
    7. Does #Serbia resent #WikiLeaks being called “the first global #cyberwar”? (thx @seanlawson)
    8. RT @seanlawson @vmyths I’ve often wondered how many “first” wars in cyberspace there will be.
  • 13 December 2010
    1. RT @jleyden Spammed with 2011 security predictions for weeks. Now asked to crystal ball gaze myself, as part of a media audit. Recursive headache looms.
  • 14 December 2010
    1. @nytimes Dear Eric Schnmitt, I confirmed it last Thursday #betterlucknexttime #USAF #censorship #cablegate
      In response to a belated story about the Air Force censoring its personnel from the New York Times and other news websites that report on the Wikileaks scandal.
  • 15 December 2010
    1. RT @mikkohypponen If we call these attacks a cyberwar, what are we going to call it when nations attack each other with cyberattacks launched by their armies?
    2. @mikkohypponen Maybe cyber-holocaust or cyber-genocide
    3. RT @danielkennedy74 @mikkohypponen @vmyths Cybergeddon? Cyberpocalypse?
  • 17 December 2010
    1. RT @mikkohypponen The Colbert Report discusses Cyberwar with @owasow:
  • 19 December 2010
    1. RT @thierryzoller If you do stats and funky pie charts, please – release the underlying data – state figures your “percentages” are based on. Everything else
    2. RT @thierryzoller is just meaningless – and cannot really be trusted.
    3. RT @thierryzoller Especially if those stats contradict what I see on a daily basis.
  • 24 December 2010
    1. RT @attritionorg RT @eduinfosec History’s 50 deadliest computer viruses – from Elk Cloner to Conficker. &lt– “deadliest”? really?
  • 25 December 2010
    1. A gift of thanks to all antivirus vendors’ 24/7 support teams
  • 27 December 2010
    1. US DHS confirms cyber-terrorists NOT behind thousands of airline cancellations during east coast blizzard. Whew!
    2. RT @attritionorg Unfortunately, ethics and integrity in journalism are on the same downward spiral as the security industry.

[Continued in January 2011 tweets]