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We dispel virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, and hysteria
Vmyths fights computer security hysteria with a comprehensive A-Z list of popular virus hoaxes. We also tackle persistent virus myths. And we dispel misconceptions about real viruses. You can search our site using keywords, too...
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We maintain our independence by refusing antivirus ads
Vmyths sells the truth about computer virus hysteria. We snub our most lucrative source of income in order to maintain our independence. And a legal contract separates our editorial department from our advertising department...
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Don't blindly take us at face value
Our columnists are among the most respected security critics in the world today -- and we don't make this claim lightly. We pay every one of them for their expertise. Yet anyone can declare himself a virus expert (and get paid for it). Study our major awards & accolades before you take us at face value...
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'Truth' is the first word in our website slogan
"Vea Culpa" is a pseudonym editor who corrects & clarifies things for the record. You can even write to VeaCulpa@Vmyths.com with complaints or criticisms. We publicly correct our errors -- because "truth" is the first word in our website slogan...
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We're the antivirus historians
The media suffers from a short memory. So does the antivirus industry. "Six months" is ancient history to them -- and "1999" was a millennium ago. Reporters & experts alike will drag out old things and call them "brand new." Vmyths remembers the past simply because someone's got to.

The antivirus industry offers you safety. Vmyths offers you knowledge. Safety leads to comfort. Knowledge leads to power. We want you to achieve both utopias...

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Our columnists use humor to make their points
Virus hysteria plays on your fear of the unknown. Vmyths tries to make you laugh at all the buffoonery. Our columnists use humor as a weapon against hysteria. We revel in the ironies and we mock the fearmongers.

The computer security world portrays itself as a king who protects his peasants from the dangerous unknown. Vmyths plays the court jester who makes everyone laugh -- by pointing out the king's flaws.

You'll find serious comedy here, but we don't resort to swearing. Our "no filth" policy exceeds the standards set for primetime TV...

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We expose what the antivirus industry doesn't want you to know
If you want to study the antivirus industry's "China Syndrome" debacle, you can only turn to three sources: The Wall Street Journal, The Register, and Vmyths. No other print- or web-based news outlet on Earth covered it -- especially not in the computer security world. You can count on Vmyths to expose what the antivirus industry doesn't want you to know. For example:
  1. Did you know one antivirus firm showed hackers how to exploit security holes in a competitor's product? Believe it.
  2. Did you know an antivirus cartel gives viruses to the Chinese gov't so its members can sell more antivirus software? Believe it.
  3. Did you know antivirus firms won't always tell customers about a dangerous new virus threat? Believe it.
  4. Did you know antivirus firms knew in advance how to stop Melissa, ILoveYou, and Kournikova? Believe it.
  5. Did you know antivirus firms use sex to sell software? Believe it.
Look around: you'll find all sorts of computer security news -- most of it just the "same ol' same ol'." If you want hard-hitting coverage of the hysteria in computer security, then you want Vmyths...
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We issue virus hysteria alerts
When experts breathlessly tell the media about a new super-threat, Vmyths cuts in with a hysteria warning. Our alerts go out only as needed and they contain NO ads...
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We've been around for years
Vmyths evolved from a website first launched in December 1995. Indeed, our lineage goes all the way back to a critically acclaimed "Computer Virus Myths" text file written way back in 1988...
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We present 'the other side' on radio/TV talk shows
Experts regularly play the hysteria card to sell more security products. Vmyths' experts play the sanity card -- and we don't even pitch antivirus software. Contact us if you've got a talk show. Our experts will give you a refreshing break from the hysteria...
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