Fake Microsoft Patch Triggers Virus Attack

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Stephanos G., May 21, 2005.

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  1. Stephanos G.

    Stephanos G. Registered Member

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  2. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    MICROSOFT WILL NEVER SEND PATCHES OR UPDATES THROUGH E-MAIL. PLEASE GO TO WINDOWS UPDATE FOR PATCHES OR UPDATES. DO NOT OPEN ANY E-MAIL THAT SAYS IT HAS A PATCH/UPDATE FROM MICROSOFT.
     
  3. Rmus

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    People receiving these emails w/o the attachment being removed need to get their ISP on the ball. Mine has handled these ever since they started - their virus scanner even removes similar trash from .zip file attachments.

    Also, an ISP on the ball would have sent to all its customers the MS disclaimer about no patches via email (as did my ISP).

    -rich
     
  4. squash

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    Just one rule: Never open attachments through E-mail, even if the e-mail is "some you know" as it the "From:" address could have beens "spoofed".
     
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