Jul 14 2009

Murder on the AFCYBER Express

If you believe the official story line, USAF aborted “AFCYBER” only at the eleventh hour after they suffered a string of embarrassing nuclear accidents. Here, in Paul Harvey fashion, we reveal “the rest of the story…”

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Jun 21 2009

Rosenberger to Microsoft: “WTFO?”

Some­thing is wrong when Micro­soft turns away a staunchly pro-Redmond com­pu­ter secu­rity critic willing to fly in on his own dime for briefings on their new free antivirus software…

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Jun 15 2009

Kaspersky Labs ignores bug hunter, fails to fix security flaw

Here’s a trick ques­tion for you. Micro­soft offers an RSS feed for secu­rity vul­ner­a­bili­ties in their own pro­ducts. Can you name one anti­virus ven­dor that offers an RSS feed for secu­rity vul­ner­a­bili­ties in their own products?

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May 29 2009

Oops! McAfee expert slanders Armadillo, Themida

Igor Muttik’s column went missing on McAfee’s “Avert Labs Blog” a few hours after he posted it. We can learn an easy lesson by watching Muttik learn a hard lesson…

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Mar 08 2009

Virus cripples self-checkout aisles at Lowe’s hardware stores

The popular store chain lost its ability to take credit or debit at the self-checkout on Friday — and they were still down as of Sunday…

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Feb 20 2009

I can’t save the airmen, so I’ll save the sailors

An open letter to U.S. Navy CIO Robert J. Carey…

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Feb 16 2009

DNS redirection — do antivirus firms have the right to do it en masse?

A TechRepublic pundit dared to ask if anti­virus firms have the right to mani­pu­late DNS queries en masse to pro­tect society from the Downadup worm. This forces us to ask “Who watches the Watchmen?”

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Feb 16 2009

BitDefender (mis)handles PR over their hacked website

“Amazingly, BitDefender offered customers no details about the extent of the damage for more than a day” even though “it potentially exposed Portuguese customers’ names, email addresses and possibly their physical addresses as well…”

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Feb 08 2009

Kaspersky website gets hacked (again)

Say what? “Zone-h archives show 36 web­site deface­ments of inter­national Kaspersky sites since 2000…”

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Jan 28 2009

Why Symantec’s CEO shouldn’t be Obama’s Commerce Secretary

For at least two years, CEO John Thompson’s firm secretly turned over computer viruses to China’s oppressive government — and he kept both Clinton and Bush in the dark about it. News reports now say President Obama wants to nominate him for Commerce Secretary. So — what will “Secretary Thompson” keep secret from Obama?

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