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View Resource Symantec: Hoaxes

Periodically a series of "important messages" about new email viruses make their way through various mailing lists. While savvy Internet users can usually immediately spot these hoaxes, they can be both intimidating and frightening to neophytes (not to mention the bandwidth wasted when the messages are passed on to other users.) One of the better sites that track both email and other computer...

https://www.symantec.com/security-center/risks/hoaxes
View Resource The Museum of Hoaxes

Developed by Alex Boese, a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego, this site is a compelling introduction to many of the most well-known (and a few that are often overlooked) hoaxes from the year 750 to the present. First time visitors will want to visit some of the introductory materials included here, such as "What is a hoax?"; "Origin of the Word 'Hoax'"; and "Hoaxology,"...

http://hoaxes.org/
View Resource Vmyths.com: Truth about Computer Security Hysteria

Citing common misconceptions and the deliberate distribution of misinformation about computer security, the Vmyths Web site serves as a reference to refute virus hoaxes and, more generally, to eliminate widespread hysteria by educating the unaware. False email warnings can cause the recipient to delete important system files, thinking they are infected with a virus. This is just one situation that...

http://vmyths.com/
View Resource History, tradition, and innovation link MIT students to a long line of campus pranksters

The Great '06 Cannon Hack http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=17439 The MIT Hack Gallery http://hacks.mit.edu/ The Top Ten College Pranks of All Time http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/newsletter/nov2002.html Student Pranks at Princeton http://www.princeton.edu/mudd/news/faq/topics/pranks.shtml Bascom Hill Pink...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2006/0915