Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Warn users to be wary of these virus hoax hall of famers
Virus hoax Internet resources

Just as the propagation of legitimate viruses has spawned an industry devoted to antivirus protection, the proliferation of hoaxes (which are, after all, easier to create and distribute) has caused a number of sites to issue alerts when a bogus warning appears. The following sites contain useful information about virus hoaxes. When in doubt about a received warning, check one of these sites. And of course, visit TechRepublic for news regarding viruses and other security issues.

Vmyths.com http://www.vmyths.com/
Hoaxbusters http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/
Symantec’s hoax page http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html
McAfee’s hoax page http://vil.mcafee.com/hoax.asp
Trend Micro hoax page http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax.asp