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  • Richard Crews
    I got an email this morning that appears to be from Microsoft and says-- Microsoft Partner this is the latest version of security update, the November 2003,
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 1, 2003
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      I got an email this morning that appears to be from Microsoft and says--

      Microsoft Partner

      this is the latest version of security update, the "November 2003, Cumulative Patch" update which fixes all known security vulnerabilities affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express as well as three new vulnerabilities. Install now to help maintain the security of your computer from these vulnerabilities. This update includes the functionality of all previously released patches.


      Is this safe to open and install?

      Richard



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    • rossking rossking
      No, Definatly do not open any e-mail that puports to be the latest patch. In all likley hood it is a virus. If you want to update your copy of windows with the
      Message 2 of 5 , Nov 1, 2003
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        No,
        Definatly do not open any e-mail that puports to be the latest patch.
        In all likley hood it is a virus.

        If you want to update your copy of windows with the latest patches.
        I recomend that you go to windowsupdate.microsoft.com

        Ros
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        >I got an email this morning that appears to be from Microsoft and says--<BR>
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        > this is the latest version of security update, the "November 2003, Cumulative Patch" update which fixes all known security vulnerabilities affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express as well as three new vulnerabilities. Install now to help maintain the security of your computer from these vulnerabilities. This update includes the functionality of all previously released patches. <BR>
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      • Phil Kopitske
        Hi Richard If you have a Live Update icon in the lower left corner of you computer screen, the message is a part of that service, trying to patch the holes
        Message 3 of 5 , Nov 2, 2003
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          Hi Richard

          If you have a "Live Update" icon in the lower left corner of you
          computer screen, the message is a part of that service, trying to patch
          the holes in Windows that various viruses exploit to take over control
          of your PC. The wording certainly seems similar to the Live Update
          messages that I get regularly.

          Phil

          Richard Crews wrote:

          > I got an email this morning that appears to be from Microsoft and
          > says--
          >
          > Microsoft Partner
          >
          > this is the latest version of security update, the "November
          > 2003, Cumulative Patch" update which fixes all known security
          > vulnerabilities affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS
          > Outlook Express as well as three new vulnerabilities. Install now to
          > help maintain the security of your computer from these
          > vulnerabilities. This update includes the functionality of all
          > previously released patches.
          >
          >
          > Is this safe to open and install?
          >
          > Richard
          >
          >
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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        • Ross King
          This has been bugging me for quite a while now. But now I have evidence to back up my conclusion that you should never execute an attachment in an e-mail that
          Message 4 of 5 , Jan 12, 2004
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            This has been bugging me for quite a while now.
            But now I have evidence to back up my conclusion that you should
            never execute an attachment in an e-mail that purports to be a security
            update
            regardless if it says it's from microsoft or not.
            http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5139317.html

            Note that i'm not contradicting you Phil, but Richard did mention that
            the message came in an e-mail from microsoft. Which is the exact same
            situation the above trojan infects computers.

            Ross King

            Phil Kopitske wrote:

            > Hi Richard
            >
            > If you have a "Live Update" icon in the lower left corner of you
            > computer screen, the message is a part of that service, trying to patch
            > the holes in Windows that various viruses exploit to take over control
            > of your PC. The wording certainly seems similar to the Live Update
            > messages that I get regularly.
            >
            > Phil
            >
            > Richard Crews wrote:
            >
            > > I got an email this morning that appears to be from Microsoft and
            > > says--
            > >
            > > Microsoft Partner
            > >
            > > this is the latest version of security update, the "November
            > > 2003, Cumulative Patch" update which fixes all known security
            > > vulnerabilities affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS
            > > Outlook Express as well as three new vulnerabilities. Install now to
            > > help maintain the security of your computer from these
            > > vulnerabilities. This update includes the functionality of all
            > > previously released patches.
            > >
            > >
            > > Is this safe to open and install?
            > >
            > > Richard
            > >
            > >
            > >
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          • Iain Hallam
            ... Actually, I regularly get these updates that purport to be from Microsoft (or other companies that shouldn t know my address). They are, of course,
            Message 5 of 5 , Jan 12, 2004
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              Ross King wrote:

              > This has been bugging me for quite a while now.
              > But now I have evidence to back up my conclusion that you should
              > never execute an attachment in an e-mail that purports to be a security
              > update
              > regardless if it says it's from microsoft or not.
              > http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5139317.html

              Actually, I regularly get these "updates" that purport to be from
              Microsoft (or other companies that shouldn't know my address). They are,
              of course, trojans and viruses (virii?) but look very convincing. More
              difficult to spot are e-mails that look like companies that you have
              given your e-mail address to, perhaps like an antivirus provider whose
              product you've registered. I tend only to use the built-in update
              features of various programs or visit web sites by typing the URL
              manually. That way you can be fairly sure that no-one is pulling a fast
              one :o)

              - Iain.
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