Security Virus hoaxes are widespread and sometimes cause panic among Internet users. Secure IT 4-4 in this chapter gives advice on recognizing and avoiding virus hoaxes. Snopes.com provides further insight on the sources and variations of a wide variety of rumors, deceptions, and folklore. Research This: Visit snopes.com and type the search text phrase, virus hoaxes & realities, in the Search box at the top of the page. Review the list of the more recent real (indicated by a green dot) and false (indicated by a red dot) rumors circulating on the Internet. Which are the three newest actual warnings, and which are the three latest virus hoaxes? What harm is predicted to occur if a user downloads each of these real or false viruses or views a website laden with malware? What is the origin of the website’s name, Snopes?