[AG-TECH] Microsoft patch virus. . . .

Deb Agarwal 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!
Deb Agarwal

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
MS50B-2239                           phone :(510)486-7078
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab       URL: http://www-itg.lbl.gov/~deba
Berkeley, CA 94720

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