January 2005, Cumulative Patch

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by baglady, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. baglady

    baglady Guest

    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.
     
    baglady, Jan 27, 2005
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  2. baglady

    G. Morgan Guest

    Subject: January 2005, Cumulative Patch
    Newsgroup: 24hoursupport.helpdesk

    Don't be an idiot.


    Microsoft does not mail patches.
     
    G. Morgan, Jan 27, 2005
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  3. baglady

    baglady Guest

    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.
     
    baglady, Jan 27, 2005
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  4. baglady

    why? Guest

    The MS take on that is
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/authenticate_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.

    Me
     
    why?, Jan 27, 2005
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