Aug 27 2010

Today’s DEPSECDEF plagiarized his predecessor’s ”wake-up call”

Take John Hamre’s absurd panoply from the late 1990s … change the dates & names … and (ta da!) you’ve got William Lynn’s absurd panoply…

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Aug 26 2010

Gov’t hype surrounds ”Operation Buckshot Yankee”

Since when did the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense become the world’s #2 hacker? Did he only declassify a secret cyber operation so he could write for a commercial publication? And why did it take this guy nine years to hear a “wake-up call”?

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Sep 01 2009

Translation: “Aussie schoolchildren need a license to use the Internet”

“At the moment we have drivers licenses for cars, and cars are very dangerous machines. Computers are also quite dangerous in the way that they can make people vulnerable to fraud…”

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Aug 17 2009

Should Vmyths bring back the podcasts?

Please attach your comments to this column!

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Aug 12 2009

Somber experts ask “where were you when the Blaster worm struck?”

If you can remem­ber, then it’s be­cause you got paid to fight it. Your money pre­cludes my empathy…

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Aug 10 2009

Poor Conficker … we hardly knew ye

You can always count on the com­pu­ter media to do two things. First they’ll go insane with mis­directed secu­rity hype — and then they’ll ignore the real threat(s) after they realize just how badly they got hood­winked by their own mis­direction…

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Jul 30 2009

Black Hat & DEFCON panelists: “Michelle Obama is doomed!”

Given all the media hoopla, you’d think a horri­fying BIND 9 vul­ner­a­bility has com­bined with a leaked top secret P2P file to guaran­tee the death of the First Lady…

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Jul 12 2009

Rep. HoaxsterHoekstra panders to Asian media

Question #1: how many Asian reporters can you spot in the photo? Question #2: how many of them knew in advance this guy was going to call for a military cyber-attack against North Korea?

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Jun 23 2009

Iran accuses CNN of waging a “cyber war”

If that’s a war, then what words will we cheapen when something worse comes along? Will we call it a “cyber genocide”? A “cyber holocaust,” perhaps?

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Jun 07 2009

Obama part 3: a plagiary of President Clinton’s virus hype, 11 years later

President Obama’s cyber­security speech is essen­tially the same as Presi­dent Clinton’s speech 11 years ago — right down to the debut of a flawed presi­den­tial report…

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