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XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 02:05 PM
Hello Friends,

I wanted to take a minute to alert you since there is a fake email passing around from:
what appears to be Microsoft Network Security Division.

If you view the source of the email from your header you will see it is actually coming from someone else besides Microsoft.

It contains a malicious virus called w/32swen@mm
Please know this:
Microsoft will not EVER send you a security update in an email with an attachment.
For information about addressing this issue and other additional security concerns see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/newsgroups/default.asp?url=/technet/newsgroups/nodepages/sectop10.asp

Microsoft NEVER sends emails with security update attachments. You can subscribe to mailing lists to receive Microsoft security bulletins or read Microsoft security bulletins on the web. These bulletins NEVER contain executable attachments, only references to web pages where you can access Windows Update, download patches, or request to receive patches from Microsoft Product Support Services. You should never use any tool other than Automatic Updates, the Microsoft Download Center, the Windows Update web site, or a response to your request to Microsoft Product Support Services to install Windows security updates or hotfixes.
See http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/news/patch_hoax.asp for an explanation from Microsoft about these hoax email messages.

Network associates has detailed information about this latest virus, including screen shots:
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_100662.htm

Please concerned computer users:
1. Use Windows Update and keep your system current with the latest patches
2. Use and update your Antivirus software
3. Get a router/firewall product. There are various 3rd party products available for this, and if you are running Windows XP, simply enable the personal firewall included, here are directions:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/securing/enableicf.asp

4. Don't open attachments! Unless you are expecting them. Pictures for the most part are usually okay if they end with extensions such as:
.bmp, .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .tar, .pcx

5. If you are interested, you can subscribe to a list to be notified with updates are available, go here: http://www.microsoft.com/security/security_bulletins/decision.asp
Although this is not necessary if you use Windows Update consistently as they contain the same information.

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XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 02:05 PM
Hello Friends,

I wanted to take a minute to alert you since there is a fake email passing around from:
what appears to be Microsoft Network Security Division.

If you view the source of the email from your header you will see it is actually coming from someone else besides Microsoft.

It contains a malicious virus called w/32swen@mm
Please know this:
Microsoft will not EVER send you a security update in an email with an attachment.
For information about addressing this issue and other additional security concerns see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/newsgroups/default.asp?url=/technet/newsgroups/nodepages/sectop10.asp

Microsoft NEVER sends emails with security update attachments. You can subscribe to mailing lists to receive Microsoft security bulletins or read Microsoft security bulletins on the web. These bulletins NEVER contain executable attachments, only references to web pages where you can access Windows Update, download patches, or request to receive patches from Microsoft Product Support Services. You should never use any tool other than Automatic Updates, the Microsoft Download Center, the Windows Update web site, or a response to your request to Microsoft Product Support Services to install Windows security updates or hotfixes.
See http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/news/patch_hoax.asp for an explanation from Microsoft about these hoax email messages.

Network associates has detailed information about this latest virus, including screen shots:
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_100662.htm

Please concerned computer users:
1. Use Windows Update and keep your system current with the latest patches
2. Use and update your Antivirus software
3. Get a router/firewall product. There are various 3rd party products available for this, and if you are running Windows XP, simply enable the personal firewall included, here are directions:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/securing/enableicf.asp

4. Don't open attachments! Unless you are expecting them. Pictures for the most part are usually okay if they end with extensions such as:
.bmp, .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .tar, .pcx

5. If you are interested, you can subscribe to a list to be notified with updates are available, go here: http://www.microsoft.com/security/security_bulletins/decision.asp
Although this is not necessary if you use Windows Update consistently as they contain the same information.

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XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 02:09 PM
Yes, I got two of those emails yesterday.
Appears to be from microsoft telling you of new updates.
They are indeed viruses.
Microsoft will NOT email you for critical update(s) notifications.
Delete them when you see them /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

And use instead the 'windows update' from www.microsoft.com (http://www.microsoft.com) to get the updates.

t



Message Edited on 09/19/0309:11AM by tlocus

XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 06:59 PM
Bump

XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 07:51 PM
I recieved this as well. I knew better than to open them for the reason stated above: MS does not send updates in email.

BUMP!

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