May 29 2009

Obama part 2: where did his “$1 trillion” guesstimate come from?

Federal agencies rely on super­sti­tious rhetoric when it comes to cyber­space secu­rity. Obama doesn’t want change here — he clearly wants Ameri­cans to accept the status quo

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May 29 2009

Obama (!) spouts an urban legend in his cybersecurity speech

It doesn’t make it any more real when it flows from the lips of the president of the United States…

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May 28 2009

French expert gets duped, goes “nutty professor,” spouts hysteria…

And then, just for good measure, he touted a new McAfee product that can protect you from being duped— protect you from the hysteria he— protect you from the threat he concocted— oh, never mind…

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Apr 27 2009

Hysteria in the making? Computer security experts lack focus on Twitter

Hysteria thrives wherever the experts lack discipline. When the media latches onto the next “big worm,” we might very well see a lot of Twitter hysteria (“twitsteria”?) from the experts. The intelligence world will recognize it as a “stovepipe” problem…

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Apr 19 2009

Follow Vmyths on Twitter

We’ll use Twitter to dispel computer security hype. Period. You won’t get tweets about our speaking engagements, or the bad airline food we ate, or the Dr. Who episodes we missed…

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Apr 18 2009

A “get well soon” card for McAfee’s chief marketeer

McAfee CMO David Milam will receive a very special envelope sometime this week. Let’s hope he gets well soon. After all: a mind is a terrible thing to waste…

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Apr 17 2009

“Email spam is destroying life on earth,” but McAfee’s anti-spam software can save our planet

McAfee’s marketing team has used a solar calculator since 1988 to come up with whatever numbers they think reporters want to hear. Now McAfee insists spam releases 17 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year…

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Apr 12 2009

New Twitter worm brings out the expert’s irony

{Updated 13 Apr 09} You gotta laugh at any virus expert who warns “don’t click links” and then immediately follows his warning with … a link.

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Mar 31 2009

Two months later — antivirus firms remain blasé over Conficker / Downadup worm

The industry’s major players pooh-pooh a second media hoopla…

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Mar 30 2009

Reporters don’t need to write a news story — TrustPort will gladly write it for them

A reporter can fill his daily news quota just by slapping his byline on TrustPort’s veiled press release…

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