Over the past few weeks we’ve seen yet two more security stories get completely blown out of proportion in the press. The first was, of course, the DDoS attacks that were improperly attributed by most commentators to North Korea. The second, no surprise, was the Great Twitter Hack of 2009, which might also be referred to the Great Cloud Security Collapse.
In both cases the stories were not only blown completely out of proportion, but many of the articles devoted more space to hyperbole and innuendo than facts. In the meantime, we had a series of unpatched vulnerabilities being exploited on Internet Explorer and Firefox, placing users at very real risk of becoming a victim.