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Fake Redhat Security Advisory Circulating


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#1 harrywaldron

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 09:13 PM

Sharing as an FYI ... Please never apply security updates by email as it's likely to be virus infected. All vendors require downloads from their website to ensure safety and never distribute patches by email.

Fake Redhat Security Advisory Circulating
http://www.redhat.com/security/
http://isc.sans.org//diary.php?date=2004-10-24

23rd October 2004 -- Red Hat has been made aware that emails are circulating that pretend to come from the Red Hat Security Team. These emails tell users to download and run an update from a users home directory. This fake update appears to contain malicious code. Official messages from the Red Hat security team are never sent unsolicited, are always sent from the address secalert@redhat.com, and are digitally signed by GPG. All official updates for Red Hat products are digitally signed and should not be installed unless they are correctly signed and the signature is verified.

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