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Nov 28 2010

Does “Gulf War printer virus” hoax have roots in a WWII sailor’s tale?

A story­board on the deck of a historic ship tells a tale that ends almost exactly like the pom­pous contri­vance for the Gulf War printer virus hoax…

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Nov 09 2010

Computer virus not behind a bizarre $6-20 million extortion scheme

Know this: there is no real “computer virus angle” to this story. It’s about an extra­ordi­narily gullible man who got bilked for millions over a very long time. Every­thing else is an anecdote — espe­cially the computer virus…

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Sep 30 2010

Archive of our tweets for September 2010

Vmyths archives its Twitter feed for historical clarity…

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Sep 20 2010

Zone Alarm dabbling in “scareware” tactics

Should legit antivirus firms analyze & use the sales tactics of fake antivirus firms?

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Sep 13 2010

Poetic irony for agent.btz malware author

This guy’s lame piece of malware gave birth to U.S. Cyber Command. But no one knows his name! Imagine the all-consuming frustration this guy must live with…

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Aug 30 2010

Virus experts play “king of the hill” on Twitter

How many times does one virus expert need to re-tweet a link to a blog entry he posted a few hours ago? How will we get timely computer security news if all the experts start playing “king of the hill” on Twitter?

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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 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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