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Jan 31 2013

Officer gets promoted after orchestrating USAF-wide cyber hoax

Five years ago on this date, Lt. Col. Mark Hedden hoodwinked the entire United States Air Force. And in so doing, he proved USAF will drop cyber bombs on anything labeled as fact in a PowerPoint slide…

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Aug 09 2012

DNSchanger: yet another media flop

One pundit exclaimed “for 99.99999% of us, [it] was just another day on the Internet…”

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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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