Nov 242012
 

RoadKill Radio News exposes the truth behind urban legends.

Come back each week for a new weigh-in, and feel free to suggest items for us to weigh.

(HEAVY = True, Average = Partly True, and Nil = False.)

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On the Scale: Mitt Romney CNN story spreads virus.

In October, 2012, an email began to circulate that claimed to have a link to a CNN story that called the US Presidential race for Mitt Romney. This, like so very many other emails, had a link that took the user to a reputable-looking website that proceded to download a nasty javascript virus to the user’s computer.

Veracity Weight: HEAVY. This email did indeed spread a spybot virus, but don’t blame Romney or CNN!!! ALL emails that entice the user to click a link should be treated as suspect. If you don’t know the source: delete, delete, delete. And always have an updated anti-virus program on your computer.

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