Re: bruce? Re: Virus in "email@example.com" spam
From: Bruce Chambers (bchambers_at_nospam.cableone.net)
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 08:26:49 -0600
No, No, a thousand times, No!! Didn't you read my reply?
Microsoft *DOES NOT* send unsolicited patches via email. Ever.
-- 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 "robert" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... > 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 > firstname.lastname@example.org > > > >W32.Dumaru_mm > >http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w > email@example.com > > > > 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > >news:email@example.com... > >> I got a virus in an email from > >> sender "firstname.lastname@example.org". Would you like me to > >> forward it to someone there? Norton deleted the actual > >> file. > > > > > >. > >