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Vmyths Hovering at Death's Door

One of the Web’s best FUD-fighting sites may not be around much longer. FUD — which stands for Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt — is a marketing technique. Stir up enough FUD about some scary threat and people might feel compelled to buy your product to protect themselves from impending doom. FUD about computer security abounds, both on the Web and off. One website, Vmyths, focuses on debunking marketing-promoted rumors and media-fueled myths about computer viruses, cyberterrorism and computer security. But barring a miracle of the financial sort, Vmyths, which draws thousands of visitors a day, may soon be all but dead. It will remain online, but won’t be updated after Vmyths’ founder and prime contributor Rob Rosenberger heads off to serve a military stint in the Persian Gulf in mid-July. Full Story

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