There are some common myths that may influence your online security practices. Knowing the truth will allow you to make better decisions about how to protect yourself.
How are these myths established?
There is no one cause for these myths. They may have been formed because of a lack of information, an assumption, knowledge of a specific case that was then generalized, or some other source. As with any myth, they are passed from one individual to another, usually because they seem legitimate enough to be true.