Cybersecurity Expert Calls John McAfee A “Technically Incompetent Schmuck”


Dr. Vesselin Vladimirov Bontchev who is a computer security expert and commentator on cryptography and malware issues, through his Twitter handle VessOnSecurity has taken aim at John McAfee’s legacy and in particular, his claim to have ‘invented cybersecurity.’

John McAfee needs no introduction, at least to the crypto community. Earlier this week the BitFi crypto wallet, which McAfee has bet $250,000 on the fact that it is ‘unhackable,’ has been shown to be certifiably hackable. Prior to that, McAfee’s treasury reportedly stole up to $100,000 worth of cryptocurrency from the Team McAfee digital coffers.

Earlier this week McAfee had made a highly controversial claim by saying that he “f*cking invented cybersecurity.”

Thankfully, Dr. Vesselin Vladimirov Bontchev was there to clear things up. He, in an epic Tweetstorm starts off:

Vess does concede that McAfee came up with the novel idea to create a ‘bulk virus scanner’ to replace the need to create programs specific to each virus, but gives a blistering critique of McAfee’s original designs.

He goes on to critique McAfee’s original software, stating that ‘it sucked at detection, it sucked at identification, and it sucked at disinfection.’

He then described Vess described a number of security flaws in McAfee’s design and his short-sighted ‘solutions’ which Vess says would cause anyone who knows ‘anything about cryptography are probably rolling on the floor laughing at this point.’

To end the Twitter rant by summarizing the whole thing and calling McAfee a technically incompetent schmuck and adding that he deserves none of the credit over success of his antivirus.

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