Re: bruce? Re: Virus in "security@microsoft.com" spam

From: Bruce Chambers (bchambers_at_nospam.cableone.net)
Date: 09/13/03


Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 08:26:49 -0600


Greetings --

    No, No, a thousand times, No!! Didn't you read my reply?

    Microsoft *DOES NOT* send unsolicited patches via email. Ever.
Period.

Bruce Chambers

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"robert" <robert@iwon.com> wrote in message
news:07d701c379b8$71d454f0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> are the patches in notification emails the same ones i
> would get using update from help/support window on my
> computer every wednesday evening.?
> thanks
> ----------------------------------------------
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Greetings --
> >
> >   What you received is either a very common malicious
> hoax or the
> >output of a computer infected by one of several wide-
> spread, mass
> >emailing worms.  The two most widely-known are:
> >
> >W32.Gibe_mm
> >http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w
> 32.gibe@mm.html
> >
> >W32.Dumaru_mm
> >http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w
> 32.dumaru@mm.html
> >
> >   Microsoft never has, does not currently, and never
> will email
> >unsolicited security patches.  At the most, if, and only
> if, you
> >subscribe to their security notification newsletter,
> they will send
> >you an email informing you that a new patch is available
> for
> >downloading.
> >
> >Microsoft Policies on Software Distribution
> >http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/?
> url=/technet/security/policy/swdist.asp
> >
> >Information on Bogus Microsoft Security Bulletin Emails
> >http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?
> url=/technet/security/news/patch_hoax.asp
> >
> >    Any and all legitimate patches and updates are
> readily available
> >at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/.  (Notice that
> this is the true
> >URL, rather than the bogus one that may have been
> contained in the
> >email you received.) Any messages that point to any
> other source(s) or
> >claim to have the patch attached are bogus.
> >
> >Bruce Chambers
> >
> >--
> >Help us help you:
> >http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> >
> >You can have peace.  Or you can have freedom.  Don't
> ever count on
> >having both at once. -- RAH
> >
> >
> >"Kevin" <kcloniger@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> >news:057601c379a2$6733d9a0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >> I got a virus in an email from
> >> sender "security@microsoft.com". Would you like me to
> >> forward it to someone there? Norton deleted the actual
> >> file.
> >
> >
> >.
> >


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