Scams, spam, hoaxes, urban legends, privacy, Internet viruses, computer bugs, hoax e-mails, phony
virus alerts, cyberstealth, urban legends, reducing junk e-mail:
When you visit an internet site lots of information about you is
available even if you don't allow cookies! Privacy.net shows you what your browser
reports to sites you visit and has excellent information and
tutorials on all things relating to privacy: viruses, firewalls, cookies,
telemarketing, and lots more. THIS SITE IS A MUST SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY
CONCERNS ABOUT PRIVACY!
The Cookie Monster -- companies deliver cookies that we don't know
about to our machines, collect data on our web use, and sell this
"marketing" data based on our cookies and our profiles to
advertisers or "subscribers." If you feel that information
gathering without your knowledge or permission is an invasion of your
privacy, go to Cookie Central
for the dark side of cookies and some remedies.
Is it freeware or...Spyware? Not sure if the free software
you're about to download is really "Spyware", or "adware"or
other advertising enhanced product that installs additional third party
components on your PC? (For instance, you get random pop-up ads
and don't know where they come from.) You could have a Trojan
advertising server on your system. Go to Spychecker
before you download and check their huge database.
Who's snooping around your
personal data today?
Here's some self-defense
advice on how to un-spam
your life, how to protect yourself; fight against your personal data
being exploited, learn how cookies threaten your privacy, and lots more.
From one of the best anti-spam sites
on the net here's lots of advice, tips, and even a list of anti-spam
would like to meet a spaminator with titanium strength spam blocking,
that cuts spam generators off at the pass? That's what the spam
gourmet offers: you get self-destructing disposable e-mail
addresses that offer spam filtering protection.
You can produce your own spam filtering software -- for free!
And that's just the beginning. Take the
Spam Series from the Mining Co. and play hardball with spammers.
The beta version of Spam Motel
helps you stop junk e-mail and it's free. You get an alias to
protect you from e-mail while you reserve your real address for friends,
family, shopping, whatever.
Despammed mail filtration
service offers free e-mail forwarding with "the best spam
CAUCE, the Coalition Against
Unsolicited Commercial Email advocates for a legislative solution to
junk e-mail and offers updates on pending legislation.
The Center for Democracy & Technology fights for your Internet
privacy: its "links" section offers about two dozen Anonymizers
-- technology that lets you conceal your identity from cyber-snoops,
protects you from data miners, and allows you to surf the web
With more than 62,000 computer virus
threats out there today, you definitely want to check in with the McAfee
Virus Information Library. It tells you about viruses and how to remove them
-- plus get the scoop on virus hoaxes before you pass along another e-mail
to all your friends.
How gullible are you? Take the Gullibility Test -- or take a tour of
The Museum of Hoaxes.
They features hoaxes by category, hoaxes in the news, and even web
sites that are, themselves, hoaxes!
Hoax News is an acclaimed
internet “key resource” that lists the latest hoaxes chronologically and
alphabetically so you can search for a specific hoax –
including those that claim they’re NOT hoaxes.
Hoaxes, phony computer virus alerts,
or promotions that sound too good to be true are uncovered on a regular
basis at Symantec. Don’t be fooled -- check out hoax e-mails
Too bad there are so many ways people waste your time with computer and
Internet hoaxes! The U.S.
Dept. of Energy has a public service Computer Incident Advisory
Capability (CIAC Team) and they're your HoaxBusters.
Don't spread that hoax! No kids need your email to save their
lives. No one sat on a needle in a movie theater and got HIV.
Here's a catalog of
misinformation and hoaxes plus urban legends and myths.
The highly-recommended Internet Scam Busters offers
you consumer tips and a free e-zine, and covers everything from online
auctions, counterfeit items, and e-mail scams to urban legends, and the
best resources for stopping or reducing junk e-mail.
True or false: a man has been
stranded at a Paris airport for more than a decade. A dress made
of meat was exhibited in the National Gallery of Canada -- true of
false? Find out if recent rumors and press stories on the War on Terrorism
Go to the Urban Legends Reference
Pages and don't miss the "Toxin du jour" section!
Urban Legends helps you separate
fact from fiction before you forward that questionable e-mail, expect
a free gift certificate from Victoria's Secret, or someone tells you that
anti-perspirants cause cancer. A terrific archive that's well
maintained by "people with no lives."
The SEC provides tips and guidelines
on Internet fraud, e-mail spam, masquerading newsletters, suspicious
bulletin boards, and other valuable pointers at their Internet Fraud site
How to Avoid Internet Investment Scams.
To help web users and U.S. companies
prevent the 20 worst Internet worms, viruses, and bugs, the FBI has teamed up
with the computer industry. The Top Twenty list combines the
knowledge of leading experts and offers you security fixes at the SANS Institute web site.
The FBI also provides A Parent's
Guide to Internet Safety -- in English and in Spanish.
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