From: Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz SBS Rocks [MVP] (sbradcpa_at_pacbell.net)
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2003 19:44:04 -0700
Microsoft never ever sends out emails with files attached.
Let me repeat that for the benefit of everyone
MICROSOFT NEVER SENDS OUT EMAILS WITH FILES ATTACHED. ANY DOWNLOADABLE
FILES ARE ALWAYS DOWNLOADED FROM WEB SITES. THIS IS A VIRUS THAT
DEPENDS ON THE ACTION OF END USERS TO BE INSTALLED ON THE SYSTEM. YOU
NOW HAVE A VIRUS.
Sorry for yelling
If you receive an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org that contains an
attachment do not open the attachment. Delete the e-mail immediately.
Microsoft never distributes software through e-mail.
What were you doing operating a computer without an up to date
I really really apologize...and I'm sorry for picking on you....but we
end users HAVE to take responsbility for our computers.
A computer is like a car
Cannot use without-------------Cannot drive without
UP TO DATE Antivirus............Seatbelts
Firewall.....................................Gasoline in the tank
We take more time and energy keeping our cars safe and secure then we do
our computers. I don't know about you but I earn more money from my
computer than I do my car.
Shouldn't you give at least the same amount of attention to your
computer as to your car? Do you maintain your car? Shouldn't you look
out for your data on your computer?
Again, I'm sorry for the rant.
> The following is an Outlook message I received with a
> domain name of "microsoft.com". Thinking Microsoft could
> be trusted, I opened it before I noticed the date "sent"
> of December 31, 1998. It proceeded to upload files from my
> hard drive to some unknown destination. Anybody else have
> this happen to them? Anybody know why an email
> from "email@example.com" wouldn't do anything other
> than steal files?
> > From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, December 31, 1998 7:24 PM
> > Subject: Screensaver
> > > All information is in the attached file.