[AG-TECH] Microsoft patch virus. . . .
DAAgarwal at lbl.gov
Wed Mar 6 19:54:00 CST 2002
Sorry for how cryptic my note was. I received a bunch of
e-mails this morning that purported to be a security patch
and had the patch file included. I checked with our security people
and confirmed that it is a virus and not a real patch but I was
keeping the e-mails in case they needed to see them. Well, somehow
they were really messing with display of my other e-mail messages.
When I looked at Jay's note from earlier today on the AG-Tech list it
appeared to have the contents that was this hoax mail . . . thus my
warning to the list. Now that I have cleared my e-mails of the hoax, I can
read Jay's actual content and realize that my note probably made no
sense to everyone. SORRY for the spam . . . but, beware of Microsoft patches
that appear in the mail!
Jay Beavers wrote:
> FYI, any time you have a question about patches or security updates, you
> can get all details at http://www.microsoft.com/security.
> Nope, patches never come in email. I get them either from the above
> website or from Windows Update and that's all.
> - jcb
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Deb Agarwal [mailto:DAAgarwal at lbl.gov]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 2:08 PM
> To: AG Technical Developers
> Subject: [AG-TECH] Microsoft patch virus. . . .
> It is my understanding that the Microsoft patch that
> is being sent around today is a virus. I have been told
> that Microsoft NEVER mails the patch as an attachment.
> Our virus wall found a virus in at least one of the versions
> of this message I have received today.
> Deb Agarwal
Deb Agarwal e-mail:DAAgarwal at lbl.gov
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