microsoft security patch email

  hugh-265156 11:00 27 Mar 2003
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hi folks just recieved this email


Microsoft Partner

this is the latest version of security update, the
"March 2003, Cumulative Patch" update which eliminates
all known security vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer,
Outlook and Outlook Express as well as five newly
discovered vulnerabilities. Install now to protect your computer
from these vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow
an attacker to run executable on your system. This update includes
the functionality of all previously released patches.

System requirements Win 9x/Me/2000/NT/XP
This update applies to Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 4.01 and later
Microsoft Outlook, version 8.00 and later
Microsoft Outlook Express, version 4.01 and later
Recommendation Customers should install the patch at the earliest opportunity.
How to install Run attached file. Click Yes on displayed dialog box.
How to use You don't need to do anything after installing this item.

Microsoft Product Support Services and Knowledge Base articles
can be found on the Microsoft Technical Support web site.
For security-related information about Microsoft products, please
visit the Microsoft Security Advisor web site, or Contact us.

Please do not reply to this message. It was sent from an unmonitored
e-mail address and we are unable to respond to any replies.

Thank you for using Microsoft products.

With friendly greetings,
Microsoft Security Division

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did not open the attachment as i didnt trust it.334649 is the supposed update and cant find this in the knowledge base.what do ya think?

  leo49 11:04 27 Mar 2003

It's a HOAX!

MS send out notifications if you sign up for them but NEVER as attachments.

Regards

  powerless 11:06 27 Mar 2003

This is what genuine MS emails look like...

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THE MICROSOFT SECURITY UPDATE

March 26, 2003

The Microsoft Security Update for home users and small businesses
provides information on security-related updates to Microsoft(R)
products, as well as virus alerts and resources for more
information on security issues.

You have received this update as a subscriber to the Microsoft
Security Update service. To cancel your subscription to this
newsletter, follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.
_________________________________________

SECURITY BULLETIN

Please review Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-010
Security Update for Microsoft Windows:
click here

WHY WE ARE ISSUING THIS UPDATE:
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker
to cause a computer running Microsoft(R) Windows(R) to fail. An
attacker would need to be able to connect to a process on the
computer. You can help protect your computer by installing this
update from Microsoft.

PRODUCTS AFFECTED:
. Microsoft Windows 2000
. Microsoft Windows XP
. Microsoft Windows NT(R) 4.0

_________________________________________
VIRUS ALERTS

There are no virus alerts this week. However, we would like to
advise you that if you receive an e-mail that claims to be
distributing a Microsoft software patch, it is a hoax that may be
distributing a virus. Microsoft does not distribute software via
e-mail. You can learn more about Microsoft software distribution
policies here:

click here
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VIRUS ALERTS
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  leo49 11:06 27 Mar 2003

When I say hoax, I mean it's NOT from MS.Delete.

  hugh-265156 11:08 27 Mar 2003

i have already just wanted to check thanks all!

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