Microsoft E Mail

  deke 22:37 02 Jul 04
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I have just had an e mail from microsoft re security update.
I am sure i read a post saying microsoft never sent e mails to the public.
I never opened the e mail in case it was a virus.I checked microsoft update page and a security update was available
I am now a little confused but then again thats normal for me!

Should i open the mail??

  Old Shep 22:41 02 Jul 04

NO. Ask yourself how they know your e.mail address.Delete it they do not e.mail people.

  jakimo 22:43 02 Jul 04

delete it

  VoG II 22:43 02 Jul 04

If you have XP go to the updates site as there is an update. I'm not sure about the e-mail. Probably a coincidence and you were correct to not open it.

  PSF 22:46 02 Jul 04

Microsoft do send out warning e-mails if you subscribe to them. I received that one tonight.

Microsoft will NOT sent attachments with fixes for a virus, they are a virus. click here for info about Microsoft e-mails.

  deke 22:47 02 Jul 04

Thanks for the reply's ,I do have XP and have installed the update and i am now on my way to delete the e mail.

cheers

  PSF 22:48 02 Jul 04

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----

MICROSOFT SECURITY UPDATE

July 2, 2004

SECURITY UPDATE SUMMARY
On Friday, July 2, 2004, Microsoft is releasing a configuration
change for
Microsoft Windows(r) XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server(tm) 2003 to
address recent malicious attacks against Microsoft Internet
Explorer.

LEARN MORE
To learn more about this update, review this notice on
Microsoft.com:
click here

Windows customers are encouraged to apply this configuration change
immediately to help protect against current Internet Explorer
issues. The
update is available on the Windows Update Web site.
click here

Customers who have installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 RC2 are not
at risk and do not need this configuration change.

__________________________________________________

BEWARE OF BOGUS BULLETINS
If you get e-mail that claims to contain a Microsoft software
update, it is probably a virus trying to trick you into infecting
your computer. Microsoft never widely distributes software in e-
mail. Learn how to spot a bogus bulletin:
click here

__________________________________________________

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ABOUT THE MICROSOFT SECURITY UPDATE
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  Gaz 25 22:51 02 Jul 04

That one look legit....


but I still wouldn't trust it.

Microsoft do send e-mails, but none with attachments.

  deke 22:53 02 Jul 04

All very confusing ,But better safe than sorry

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