Bogus MS security updates, patches, etc.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Bill Schowengerdt, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I am suddenly getting an onslaught of bogus MS security updates, patches,
    etc. I am getting at least 5 per minute.

    I have had to change settings and filters, but this surge of spam is
    still a problem.

    My question is this; Is this happening to other people or is it just that
    my addy has found it's way to a bad place?


    PS... Yes, i know I have an unmunged addy on my posts. It is a
    throw-away, but I have kinda grown fond of it and would rather not throw
    it away unless I must.
    Bill Schowengerdt, Sep 19, 2003
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    MaryL Guest

    I have suddenly started to get the same onslaught of bogus MS mail, notices
    of "undeliverable mail," etc. This has been coming only to my Yahoo mail --
    unmunged, but the one that I use only for newsgroups. Within just a few
    hours, I will suddenly see that I have used more than 100% of my allotted
    space; after cleaning it, I will again receive that much junk mail within
    another couple of hours. I do not have this problem with my Eudora mail --
    the one I consider my "real" mail and which I never use for newsgroups for
    Internet forms. I may have to start anonymizing even for the Yahoo account
    (after changing the address, of course).

    MaryL, Sep 19, 2003
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    Rob Guest

    Read the headers and send a copy of the message (with headers) to the
    offending ISP.

    Rob B
    Rob, Sep 19, 2003
  4. Some time, on or about: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 21:50:07 -0500, Bill
    Yeah, the assholes are out in force, trying to lure unsuspecting
    newbies into downloading and installing a virus. I opened up my throw
    away account and it wsa 55% full of th eshit tonight. That and the
    usual Nigerian scam e-mails.

    Dr Harvie Wahl-Banghor
    Dr. Harvie Wahl-Banghor, Sep 19, 2003
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    Boomer Guest

    Bill Schowengerdt said:
    Boomer, Sep 19, 2003
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    I have had about 100 already.


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    pcbutts1, Sep 19, 2003
  7. I did an analisys of the headers and all this junk seems to be coming
    from infected or open machines all over the world. Looks like someone
    is trying to crash e-mail servers world wide.

    Dr Harvie Wahl-Banghor
    Dr. Harvie Wahl-Banghor, Sep 19, 2003
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    Boomer Guest

    Dr. Harvie Wahl-Banghor said:
    W32.Swen.A@mm or W32/Gibe-F, or Worm Swen.A

    "W32.Swen.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that attempts to spread through
    file-sharing networks, such as KaZaA and IRC, and attempts to kill
    antivirus and personal firewall programs running on a computer.

    The worm arrives as an email attachment. The subject, body, and From:
    address of the email may vary. Some examples claim to be patches for
    Microsoft Internet Explorer, or delivery failure notices from qmail."

    "The worm can also impersonate mail delivery failure notices..."

    Further information at:

    And at this newsgroup: alt.comp.anti-virus

    Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me,
    Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

    Systems Not Affected: DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft IIS, OS/2,
    UNIX, Windows 3.x
    Boomer, Sep 19, 2003
  9. On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 23:31:27 -0400, In the heat of the moment, Dr. Harvie
    What!! You mean the Nigerian thing is a scam? Shit... There goes another

    I guess I should cancel my new sailboat order. ;-)
    Bill Schowengerdt, Sep 19, 2003
  10. On 19 Sep 2003 03:33:00 GMT, In the heat of the moment, Boomer

    Bill Schowengerdt, Sep 19, 2003
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    Boomer Guest

    Bill Schowengerdt said:
    You're welcome.
    Boomer, Sep 19, 2003
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    Barry OGrady Guest

    With Hotmail you can set filters to automatically delete some of that spam so
    that it doesn't take up space. Maybe you can do the same for Yahoo.

    I am getting those messages which fill up mu Hotmail box which I use for usenet,
    but not my Yahoo account so far.

    Web page:
    Atheist, radio scanner, LIPD information.
    Voicemail/fax number +14136227640
    Barry OGrady, Sep 19, 2003
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    MaryL Guest

    Thanks, I'll check into this (as well as the list sent by two others on this
    group). I do have some filters set on Yahoo, but they are very limited in
    number -- I soon ran out of the number I set because there were so many
    "slight" variations in addresses. At the moment, most of the junk is
    redirected to "bulk," where I routinely empty it; but it still takes up

    MaryL, Sep 19, 2003
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