Hoaxes, Myths & Urban Legends

Menstuff® has compiled the following information on internet hoaxes, urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. Be sure to check out e-mails that you get, especially before you pass on a spam that sounds to good to be true or that might tug at your heart strings:

The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. www.snopes.com

Encyclopedia of virus hoaxes: www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax.asp

The starting place for exploring Urban Legends and Folklore on the Web: Internet hoaxes, rumors, urban legends and urban myths debunked. urbanlegends.about.com From About: Current Internet hoaxes, rumors and email urban legends - information on all the latest misinformation on the Net. urbanlegends.about.com/library/blhoax.htm

Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time. - www.kumite.com/myths - Learn about computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, and the implications if you believe in them. www.museumofhoaxes.com/aprilfool2.html

Most all of these messages are hoaxes or chain letters. While hoaxes do not automatically infect systems like a virus or Trojan, they may. hoaxbusters.ciac.org

A reference guide to hoaxes, pranks, practical jokes, frauds, tricks, and other forms of deception. www.museumofhoaxes.com

This page is considered the industry standard information source for new virus hoaxes and false alerts. www.datafellows.com/news/hoax.htm

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Lord what fools these mortals be! - William Shakespeare

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