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"Critical Update" Leads to Critical Info Theft


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:40 AM

Microsoft Corporation regularly issues updates to fix bugs and security vulnerabilities in its software products...
Close to the weekend, we identified spam...claiming to be a Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express critical update that “offers the highest levels of stability and security.” A tricky difference here is that all the links in the email (the links to Contact Us, Privacy Statement, Trademarks, and Terms of Use) are legitimate–except one. The URL where the “critical update” may be downloaded looks legitimate, but hovering over the hyperlink (or checking the source code of the mail) reveals a totally different destination...

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:19 PM

....wow.....They're definitely getting smarter with this stuff.....

"Ototo'i wa usagi o mita no...Kino wa shika...Kyo wa anata." -Kotomi Ichinose (Clannad) [see below for translation]
"Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." -The Dandelion Girl
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:30 PM

Just remember folks:

Microsoft never sends (individual) e-mails announcing the availability of a new fix, but uses its OS integrated automatic update systems - namely Windows Update or Microsoft Update

http://www.malwarecity.com/blog/spyware-po...update-470.html

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:54 PM

*headdesks* Duh....next time, I'll try to remember that. Thanks for the reminder CCRN396! I kind of forgot about that.

"Ototo'i wa usagi o mita no...Kino wa shika...Kyo wa anata." -Kotomi Ichinose (Clannad) [see below for translation]
"Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." -The Dandelion Girl
"You are not alone, and you are not strange. You are you, and everyone has damage. Be the better person." -Katawa Shoujo


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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:17 PM

M.S. Does not have the time to send every body a email that uses the operating systems. IMHO if you get a email of some sort of alarm from M.S. be care full. Check here on B.C. it just might save you a lot of problems.




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