Re: Fake Security Messages
From: Alun Jones [MS MVP] (alun_at_texis.com)
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 15:18:39 GMT
In article <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I am swamped too with this JUNK and there is a virus
>attached to those messages 'Installer877.exe' did your
>virus protection tell you that? Microsoft just turns a
>deaf ear to all of us - they will not help us - with this
>problem - I have called and reported it to email@example.com
>and nothing happens - thinking about taking an add out in
>the local paper and address it to Dear Mr. Gates - your
>customer service won't do anything - or help us....maybe
>that would get his attention.
What exactly did you expect Microsoft to do? They didn't send the message.
The virus writer didn't (directly) send the message, because he's managed to
infect a bunch of other people with a program designed to make them do his
dirty work for him.
So, you want Microsoft to do ... what? Block executable attachments?
They've done that. Find the author and spank him soundly? I'd be willing
to bet they're doing what they can for that. Find each person who's
infected and spank them, too? Oh, sure, that would go down well from a
company that's already seen as being too intrusive into its users' affairs.
If you expect Microsoft to do something, perhaps you should tell us what it
is, and why you believe that Microsoft _can_ do that. I'm sure they'd love
to stop the flood of sweN and other similar viruses, and I'm sure they've
even tried snapping their fingers and saying "abracadabra". The only way to
stop viruses, sadly, is to have more educated and informed users. Are you
sure that you're educated or informed enough? I'm not.
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