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baglady
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      01-27-2005
I am getting a lot of e-mails with attachments titled `Security Pack'
regarding cumulative patches. It says it is from Microsoft but the e-mails
do not look very professional. Are these virus e-mails or am I safe
downloading what they claim is the `patch'.
Thanks.



 
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G. Morgan
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      01-27-2005
Subject: January 2005, Cumulative Patch
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=> baglady <= wrote:

>I am getting a lot of e-mails with attachments titled `Security Pack'
>regarding cumulative patches. It says it is from Microsoft but the e-mails
>do not look very professional. Are these virus e-mails or am I safe
>downloading what they claim is the `patch'.



Don't be an idiot.


Microsoft does not mail patches.



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-Graham

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      01-27-2005

"baglady" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:41f8acd2$(E-Mail Removed)...
>I am getting a lot of e-mails with attachments titled `Security Pack'
>regarding cumulative patches. It says it is from Microsoft but the e-mails
>do not look very professional. Are these virus e-mails or am I safe
>downloading what they claim is the `patch'.
> Thanks.
>
>

I have just noticed that my anti-virus has spotted the worm virus in the
above mentioned e-mail from what looks like MS. I now know the answer to
the above question.
Thanks.


 
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      01-27-2005

On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 09:05:51 -0000, baglady wrote:

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>"baglady" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news:41f8acd2$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>I am getting a lot of e-mails with attachments titled `Security Pack'
>>regarding cumulative patches. It says it is from Microsoft but the e-mails
>>do not look very professional. Are these virus e-mails or am I safe
>>downloading what they claim is the `patch'.
>> Thanks.
>>
>>

>I have just noticed that my anti-virus has spotted the worm virus in the
>above mentioned e-mail from what looks like MS. I now know the answer to
>the above question.


The MS take on that is
http://www.microsoft.com/security/in...cate_mail.mspx

How to Tell If a Microsoft Security-Related Message Is Genuine

<snippet of info from above page>

The Message Contains No Attachments

We never attach software updates to our security e-mail notifications.
Rather, we refer customers to our Web site for complete information on
the software update or security incident. Most Microsoft software
updates are provided through Microsoft Windows Update, Microsoft Office
Update, or the Microsoft Download Center.

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