Microsoft security patch Email?? Dodgy???

  Kitz E Kat 21:33 13 May 2003
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Just got an email, Microsoft Security Patch, from "the friendly Microsoft team" which contains all the latest security patchs>
EHHHHH ,,, me thinks this is dodgy.
Dumped............

  VoG™ 21:35 13 May 2003

Well done!

  Djohn 21:43 13 May 2003

very wise!... :o)

  Kitz E Kat 21:49 13 May 2003

I only say this cos it looked and smelled OK, just the "friendly Microsoft Team" bit got me!!
Hope nobody opens this... beware...
Friendly Microsoft team My ass....yeah and us Kats Like Dogs.....

  PSF 21:59 13 May 2003

Microsoft will never e-mail a patch for this reason they will only give you a link to download a patch.
This is a copy of a genuine e-mail from Microsoft:


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THE MICROSOFT SECURITY UPDATE NEWSLETTER

May 7, 2003

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A security issue has been identified in Microsoft Windows
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Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1
Microsoft Windows Media Player for Microsoft Windows(R) XP
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  jeez 23:23 13 May 2003

got one of these the other day! it's written by some wanna-be virus writer, (coding is crap!) just delete it. and remember, microsoft don't send e-mail with any type of patch included

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