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well now, isn't that interesting...

By Jaqui ·
email supposedly from microsoft with security updates for ie, outbreak, outbreak express.

it was addressed to microsoft user.

and gibberish email addy in to field:

*TELUS Detected Spam*: New Net Critical Upgrade
"Microsoft Security Bulletin" < >
Sat, 12 Mar 2005 00:42:53 +0100 (added by
"Commercial Consumer" <>
from ([]) by (InterMail vM. 201-2131-118-20041027) with ESMTP id <> for <>; Fri, 11 Mar 2005 16:48:16 -0700
from tuflik ( by ( id 4202030C0058A13C; Sat, 12 Mar 2005 00:42:53 +0100
<> (added by
multipart/mixed; boundary="nceykljrmmdsrex"

Microsoft All Products | Support | Search | Guide
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Microsoft Consumer

this is the latest version of security update, the "March 2005, Cumulative Patch" update which fixes all known security vulnerabilities affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express as well as three newly discovered vulnerabilities. Install now to help maintain the security of your computer. This update includes the functionality of all previously released patches.

System requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP
This update applies to MS Internet Explorer, version 4.01 and later
MS Outlook, version 8.00 and later
MS Outlook Express, version 4.01 and later
Recommendation Customers should install the patch at the earliest opportunity.
How to install Run attached file. Choose Yes on displayed dialog box.
How to use You don't need to do anything after installing this item.

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Well with all the mistakes

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to well now, isn't that inte ...

IT just could be from MS couldn't it?

But that would be a first MS sending out an EXE as an attachment somehow I would bin it but I wonder just how many where sucked in but it.

Col ]:)

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probably a

by Jaqui In reply to Well with all the mistake ...

lot of people.

I did report to both security focus and microsoft with the content posted here.

both received the info that I'm linux only so even the subject was obvious it wasn't for real.

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No attachments please

by Gunnar Klevedal In reply to Well with all the mistake ...

I have very ernestly told all our end users that Microsoft never would send them an update in the form of an attachment, and that they never will.

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I know that too

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to No attachments please

But just how many home users do?

I'm constantly telling people that MS never send out attachments for anything unless it is something that you have talked to a tech about and even then it is a rare event. I've only had one in my life time and that was something that was not even at the Beta test stage but it did cure a problem that we where experiencing and it wasn't available from the MS download site so they had to send me the copy.

But because that looks so realistic and so few people actually get the MS Security Bulletins most would think that it was real and just install it.

I wonder what it does?

Any ideas?


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Speaking of F-Ups -

by dafe2 In reply to well now, isn't that inte ...

Check this out:

Gotta wonder how many people fall for that stuff today????

May wife saw a few Bank Phishes the other day in her mail too. (That scares me .... she's blonde)LOL

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by Jaqui In reply to Speaking of F-Ups -

so's mine.

but for some reason I don't worry about that.
( she doesn't trust emails from a bank )

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by dafe2 In reply to ~lol~

She doesn't either.............but she does have all the 'traits' sometimes. LOL

Last night:

We were watching TV (With my three year old daughter in the room.) So I asked my wife --> ya wanna 'duck'?


I thought she was headed for the grocery store....instead of the bed. Yup, true blond.

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Actually, the colour of your hair....

by Gunnar Klevedal In reply to Speaking of F-Ups -

Actually, the colour of your hair don't make you a bimbo. Not your sex either. Most of us do the best we could.

Tribute goes to Steve Wozniak

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by deepsand In reply to well now, isn't that inte ...


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that's kind of my points

by Jaqui In reply to Glitch

to make them more precise:
1) I do not have windows, so something that starts with Microsoft Consumer is a giveaway it's spam.
2) even if I had windows, I wouldn't be using the email address it showed up on for contact, that is my development list address.

anything from microsoft, msn or any variation thereof, is assumed to be spam, as I have no dealings with microsoft.

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