June 10, 2009

2009 Top Urban Legends in IT Security

Here’s an article that will hit home for every I.T. person. Some are funny, others troubling, especially when you realize that there are folks who will actually believe them.


One of the most annoying things I run into is how folks continue to forward to everyone they know e-mails warning about some kind or Armageddon that is going to happen if you do certain things. Or it’s about some kind of reward from IBM or Microsoft if you pass an e-mail on to a certain number of other folks.

There are a lot of sites that everyone should check before passing on these messages. The first clue is the words “pass this on to everyone you know!”.  Some of sites I use are:






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