Hoax for Dummies

Hoax Define (The Free Dictionary)

n. 1. An act intended to deceive or trick.2. Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.

tr.v. hoaxed, hoax·ing, hoax·es To deceive or cheat by using a hoax.

Below are categories and list of sites that can be used to help you identify the genuine from hoaxes, and what to do about them.   It also includes viruses and anti virusesl:

Common Hoaxes

http://www.cut-bank.mt.us/~support/tutor/hoax/existing.html 

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html

http://www.av.ibm.com/BreakingNews/HypeAlert/

http://kumite.com/myths/

http://urbanlegends.miningco.com/

Organisations

http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html

http://www.drsolomon.com/

http://www.ncsa.com/services/consortia/anti-virus/alerthoax.html

http://www.nonprofit.net/hoax/hoax.html

Chainletters

http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACChainLetters.html Computer Incident

Do’s and don’ts re mailing lists

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Web4Lib/#Policy

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