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What's worse than spam? A cyber-hoax

Have you heard? Ottawa actually wants to impose a five-cent-per-e-mail tax. Did you know you can avoid viruses by making “AAAAAA” the first name in your address book? And there’s a new virus that . . . You didn’t ask for them, they waste your time and they’re tagged with such subject lines as, “check this out.” No, they’re not spam. They may be worse. They’re hoaxes that spread online like wildfire, at times causing needless panic, consternation and frustration. Most urge you to immediately forward the message to everyone you know. Some particularly nasty alerts about “undetectable new viruses” tell you to delete a crucial bit of your computer’s software to avoid what turn out to be non-existent threats. Yup, there sure are mean-spirited little weenies out there. Full Story

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