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Bigfred
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      09-19-2003
I have just received an e mail via my hotmail account supposedly from
Microsoft telling that there latest security update, correct me if am wrong
but is this a scam as I thought Microsoft never e mail you about updates.
You are suppose to update your self from there site.


 
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      09-19-2003
they are viruses

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"Bigfred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I have just received an e mail via my hotmail account supposedly from
> Microsoft telling that there latest security update, correct me if am

wrong
> but is this a scam as I thought Microsoft never e mail you about updates.
> You are suppose to update your self from there site.
>
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      09-19-2003
Bigfred wrote:
> I have just received an e mail via my hotmail account supposedly from
> Microsoft telling that there latest security update, correct me if am
> wrong but is this a scam as I thought Microsoft never e mail you
> about updates. You are suppose to update your self from there site.


Look, I can appreciate your concern with this, but you have obviously chosen
to come to the newsgroup, wouldn't it be a good idea to have a look at some
of the posts? There are already a lot of threads about this exact thing..

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Bigfred
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      09-19-2003
Thanks I,ve not opened them but deleted them.

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> "Bigfred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > I have just received an e mail via my hotmail account supposedly from
> > Microsoft telling that there latest security update, correct me if am

> wrong
> > but is this a scam as I thought Microsoft never e mail you about

updates.
> > You are suppose to update your self from there site.
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      09-19-2003
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On Fri, 19 Sep 2003 09:07:37 +0100, Bigfred wrote:

>Thanks I,ve not opened them but deleted them.


If not sure also look at the AV vendor sites and
www.microsoft.com/security/

It's also been mentioned in oh so many posts over the last year.

The policy page has been hidden a bit, it used to be on the front, from
- http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp
Hoax circulating: Microsoft never distributes software through e-mail.
If you receive an e-mail message that appears to be from Microsoft and
that contains an attachment, delete the message immediately. Do not open
the attachment. To learn more, click here.

The click leads to a very long URL
<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tre...cy/swdist.asp?

Microsoft never distributes software directly via e-mail.

* We distribute software on physical media like CD ROMs and floppy
disks.
* We distribute upgrades via the Internet. When we do this, the
software will be available via our web site, http://www.microsoft.com,
or through http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.asp?.
* We occasionally send e-mail to customers to inform them that
upgrades are available. However, the e-mail will only provide links to
the download sites -- we will never attach the software itself to the
e-mail. The links will always lead to either our web site or our FTP
site, never to a third-party site.
* We always use Authenticode to digitally sign our products and
allow you to ensure that they have not been tampered with.

If you receive an e-mail that claims to contain software from Microsoft,
do not run the attachment. The safest course of action is to delete the
mail altogether. If you would like to take additional action, report the
e-mail to the sender's Internet Service Provider. Most ISPs provide an
"abuse" userid for this purpose.

>"gonads" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> they are viruses
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>> "Bigfred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:kIyab.7907$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> > I have just received an e mail via my hotmail account supposedly from
>> > Microsoft telling that there latest security update, correct me if am

>> wrong
>> > but is this a scam as I thought Microsoft never e mail you about

>updates.
>> > You are suppose to update your self from there site.


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