Internet Hoaxes 2016

Note: This site is designed to educate you about the latest happenings in all areas of Anti-Virus, AntiHoax, AntiMyth, AntiFraud, AntiChain Letter and Anti-Spam occurring on the Internet. It brings together in one page the many resources and sites that can educate you about the current happenings in the areas of anti-virus, anti-hoax, anti-myth, anti-fraud, anti-chain letter and anti-spam.

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Anti-Virus, AntiHoax, AntiMyth, AntiFraud, AntiChain Letter and Anti-Spam Resources and Sites 2016 on the Internet presented by the Virtual Private Library™ and powered by Subject Tracer™ Bots which are listed below. We always welcome suggestions of additional sites and resources to be added to this comprehensive listing and please submit by clicking here. This site has been developed and maintained since 1996 by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Internet expertauthorkeynote speaker, and consultant. His latest white papers include Searching the InternetAcademic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources, and Knowledge Discovery Resources 2016. All of his Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs and his white papers are available from  His latest monthly column is available by clicking here. Subscribe to his free monthly Awareness Watch™ Newsletter. Learn more by clicking here.

Anti-Virus, Anti-Hoax, Anti-Myth, Anti-Fraud, and Anti-Spam Resources 2016:

Current Advisories, Alerts and Warnings:

Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERT/CC)

Exploit Prevention Labs

Internet Alerts

OSVDB: The Open Source Vulnerability Database

SANS Global Incident Analysis Center

Secunia – Vulnerability and Virus Information and Alerts

US-CERT – National Computer Emergency Response Team


xForce – World’s #1 Resource for Computer Threats and Vulnerability


Anti-Hoax and Anti-Virus Sites: Antivirus Resources

AntiOnline – Maximum Security for a Connected World

AntiVirus for Exchange Server

Doug Muth’s Anti-Virus Help Page [Last Updated 2006]

Eddy Willems Free Anti-Virus Consultancy Comprehensive List


Handling Internet Hoaxes from the Institute for the Investigation of Irregular Internet Phenomena

Hoax du Jour

Hoax Encyclopedia

Hoax Warnings from F-Secure

Hoaxes and Other Bad Information in the News

Hoaxes and Scares

Identifying Hoaxes

Indiana University Knowledge Base Virus Hoaxes

Is It a Scam? Find Out with This Search Engine

Library of Spoof, Forged, Bogus and Hoax eMail Scams and Web Pages or Sites

Lies, Damn Lies and ICQ Messages

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware – Windows Defender

Norton Rescue Tools – The Bunk Stops Here

Symantec Security Response Hoax Page – Threat Explorer

The Antivirus Defense-in-Depth Guide [now called Malware Defense Guide]

Truth Miners

Truth or Fiction

Virus Bulletin – Hoaxes

Virus-L comp.virus Frequently Asked Questions


Anti-Myth and Urban Legends Sites:

Computer Virus Myths Home Page

Snopes – Urban Legends Reference Pages

Urban Legend Combat Kit

Urban Legends and Folklore from


Anti-Fraud Sites

Anti-Phishing Working Group

APWG – Unifying the Global Response to Cybercrime

Better Business Bureau

Consumer Action Website Federal Citizen Information Center

Crimes of Persuasion: Telemarketing and Investment Frauds


Cyber Criminals Most Wanted

CyberFraud and Internet Fraud

Economic Crime Investigation Institute

Identity Theft

Identity Theft Resources Center

Internet Crime Complaint Center

Internet Fraud: How to Avoid Internet Investment Scams

Internet ScamBusters

National Fraud Information Center

Quack Watch

Spoof eMail Hoax Scams and Web Pages

Strider URL Tracer with Typo-Patrol

U.S. Consumer Gateway: Your Money

WeGoLook™ – Internet Fraud Protection to Protect Against Fraud and Misinterpretation


WorldWide Scam Network


Anti-Chain Letter Sites:

Chain Letters on the Internet
Anti-SPAM Sites:

alt.spam FAQ

Anti-Spam Solutions and Security, Part 2 by Dr. Neal Krawetz

Ban Spam

Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE)

Council for Responsible E-mail (CRE) – Association for Interactive Marketing (AIM)

Fight Spam on the Internet

GetNetWise Resource Page relating to Anti-Spam – Anti-Spam Solution

Project Honey Pot

reCAPTCHA Mailhide

SpamBot Beware

SpamBully – Spam filter for Email



Spam Laws

Zero Spam Network


Anti-Vandal, Computer and Network Security Resources:

Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

GFI Email Security Testing Zone

HackNotifier – Protect Yourself From Hackers

Kyplex – Cloud Based Website Security and Antivirus Scanner


Articles and White Papers:

Fraud and Deception on the Internet [Last updated 2003]

FYI 28 Netiquette Guidelines

FYI35 – Don’t Spew

Internet Web Hosting Scams and “Free” Hosting Ripoffs by Lori Eldridge

Mailing List Manners 101

Netiquette Home Page from


Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Alerts:

CERT – Alerts and Tips

CERT/CC – Incident Notes

US-CERT – National Computer Emergency Response Team


Government and Non-for-Profit Resources:

Computer Crime Research Center

Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams

The Wildlist Organization


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