RE: Mail from MSN Messenger

From: Michael Schneider (MSchneider_at_n2bb.com)
Date: 08/19/03

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    To: "meowbaby" <8kajkrui02@sneakemail.com>, <focus-ms@securityfocus.com>
    
    

    I've received 6 of these messages so far, the first one seemed legit to
    me but after receiving 6 of them I am starting to become a little
    concerned about what this is.

    Michael Schneider
    Systems Administrator
    N2 Broadband
     
    678.812.6337 direct
    404.542.8952 mobile
    678.812.6437 fax
    www.n2broadband.com
     

     
     

    -----Original Message-----
    From: meowbaby [mailto:8kajkrui02@sneakemail.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 7:39 AM
    To: focus-ms@securityfocus.com
    Subject: Mail from MSN Messenger

    Hard to tell if this email (below) is legitimate, since there's no way
    to verify, no PGP signature, just a web site link posted. There is no
    mention of this in another email I receive from MS on a weekly basis,
    which arrived last night. Given the number of viruses that purport to be
    from MS with files attached, I'd be extremely leery of reading this
    email in anything that does HTML

    full headers of the email:

    ________________________________

    From: ".NET Messenger Service Staff" <dot_net_msgr_svc@msgr.hotmail.com>

    Subject: Important Security Update for the .NET Messenger Service

    Date: Mon 18, Aug 2003

    Mime-Version: 1.0

    Content-Type: text/html; Charset=iso-8859-1

    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

    <pre>

    ATTENTION: IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED FOR MSN AND WINDOWS MESSENGER
    USERS.

    You are receiving this e-mail because you are a MSN Messenger or Windows

    Messenger Service user.

    As part of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative, Microsoft is

    updating the .NET Messenger Service and providing you with an important

    MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger security update.

    If you are using MSN Messenger 5.0, Windows Messenger 4.7.2000, or MSN

    Messenger for Mac 3.5, or any versions higher than these, you do NOT
    need

    this security update. To find out which version you have, select the

    'Help' menu in Messenger, then select 'About'. If you are using an older

    version, or are not sure, please visit:

    http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Upgrades.aspx

    for an update.

    NOTICE: If you are not using an updated version, you will be unable to

    continue using your MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger Service.

    Thank you for helping Microsoft further its commitment to helping you

    protect your privacy and security online.

    You can view the .NET Messenger Statement of Privacy at:

    http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Privacy.aspx

    and the .NET Messenger Service Terms of Use and Notices at:

    http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Terms.aspx.

    </pre>

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