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NSW Police seize laptops in ‘public mischief’ hoax

NSW Police seize laptops in ‘public mischief’ hoax

Investigate claims of 'swatting'.
Jun 4 2014 12:42PM
Analysis: Is the Internet Explorer IQ test a fake?

Analysis: Is the Internet Explorer IQ test a fake?

Update: The company behind it now says yes.
Aug 3 2011 8:07PM
Fresh Facebook virus warning revealed to be a hoax

Fresh Facebook virus warning revealed to be a hoax

'Knob face' not a threat.
Jul 16 2010 2:10PM
Opinion: Google's privacy reform is a hoax

Opinion: Google's privacy reform is a hoax

After Google announced Monday that it would begin removing Internet addresses from web search records after only nine months instead of its former 18 month retention period, it drew praise for that reform from European Commission privacy regulators and the press.
Sep 15 2008 6:30AM
'Browser detention' exposed as hoax

'Browser detention' exposed as hoax

The case of an American student given a detention for using the Firefox browser has been exposed as a hoax..
Dec 19 2007 7:28AM
Paper admits iThumb hoax

Paper admits iThumb hoax

There are red faces today in the US media after a story that broke over the weekend about a man surgically altering his thumbs for his iPhone was revealed to be a hoax.
Aug 14 2007 11:00AM
Hoax email costs Apple US$4bn in six minutes

Hoax email costs Apple US$4bn in six minutes

An email published on a blog knocked US$4 billion off Apple's stock market valuation on Friday before it was exposed as a hoax.
May 22 2007 10:01AM
Microsoft falls for Vista security hoax

Microsoft falls for Vista security hoax

April fools joke fails to catch gullible media.
Apr 4 2007 12:18PM
Olympic Torch virus exposed as a hoax

Olympic Torch virus exposed as a hoax

Security experts have warned surfers not to fall for a new hoax spreading across the internet, posing as a warning of a non-existent virus.
Feb 16 2006 10:05AM
Red Cross warns of hoax UK bomb donation email

Red Cross warns of hoax UK bomb donation email

The Australian Red Cross has warned people not to respond to a hoax email that pretends to be collecting funds for victims of the London bombings.
Jul 11 2005 3:50PM
Email hoax targets federal police

Email hoax targets federal police

A hoax email has been discovered that claims to be from the federal police, in what authorities believe is the first time a spam site has claimed to come from a law enforcement agency.
Feb 17 2004 12:00AM

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