[Dshield] MSN update e-mail

Doug White doug at clickdoug.com
Wed Aug 20 17:38:02 GMT 2003


According to the notice on the Microsoft update web site, this email did not
originate from Microsoft, and should be considered both a hoax, and spam.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Vincent" <david.vincent at mightyoaks.com>
To: "'General DShield Discussion List'" <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:13 AM
Subject: RE: [Dshield] MSN update e-mail


| here's the source of one of the six of these i received.  not much to see.
| i assume that is because it was sent from a hotmail mail server to a hotmail
| mail account and didn't traverse any external MTAs...
|
| From: ".NET Messenger Service Staff" <dot_net_msgr_svc at msgr.hotmail.com>
| Subject: Important Security Update for the .NET Messenger Service
| Date: Mon 18, Aug 2003
| Mime-Version: 1.0
| Content-Type: text/html; Charset=iso-8859-1
| Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
|
| <pre>
|
| ATTENTION: IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED FOR MSN AND WINDOWS MESSENGER USERS.
|
| You are receiving this e-mail because you are a MSN Messenger or Windows
| Messenger Service user.
|
| As part of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative, Microsoft is
| updating the .NET Messenger Service and providing you with an important
| MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger security update.
|
| If you are using MSN Messenger 5.0, Windows Messenger 4.7.2000, or MSN
| Messenger for Mac 3.5, or any versions higher than these, you do NOT need
| this security update. To find out which version you have, select the
| 'Help' menu in Messenger, then select 'About'. If you are using an older
| version, or are not sure, please visit:
| http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Upgrades.aspx
| for an update.
|
| NOTICE: If you are not using an updated version, you will be unable to
| continue using your MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger Service.
|
| Thank you for helping Microsoft further its commitment to helping you
| protect your privacy and security online.
|
| You can view the .NET Messenger Statement of Privacy at:
| http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Privacy.aspx
| and the .NET Messenger Service Terms of Use and Notices at:
| http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Terms.aspx.
|
| </pre>
|
| > -----Original Message-----
| > From: Paul Marsh [mailto:pmarsh at nmefdn.org]
| > Sent: August 20, 2003 8:37 AM
| > To: 'Dshield (E-mail)
| > Subject: [Dshield] MSN update e-mail
| >
| >
| > Sorry if this an old topic but a few of my users have been
| > receiving allot of these e-mail at their home e-mail.
| > Nothing is attached to it, the links look good and they are
| > all from .NET Messenger Service Staff"
| > <dot_net_msgr_svc at msgr.hotmail.com.  I've got one user who
| > received 15 of them yesterday.  Unfortunately I'm unable to
| > get the headers for the users.
| >
| > Thanx, Paul
| >
| > ATTENTION: IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED FOR MSN AND WINDOWS
| > MESSENGER USERS.
| >
| > You are receiving this e-mail because you are a MSN Messenger
| > or Windows
| > Messenger Service user.
| >
| > As part of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative, Microsoft is
| > updating the .NET Messenger Service and providing you with an
| > important
| > MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger security update.
| >
| > If you are using MSN Messenger 5.0, Windows Messenger 4.7.2000, or MSN
| > Messenger for Mac 3.5, or any versions higher than these, you
| > do NOT need
| > this security update. To find out which version you have, select the
| > 'Help' menu in Messenger, then select 'About'. If you are
| > using an older
| > version, or are not sure, please visit:
| > http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Upgrades.aspx
| > for an update.
| >
| > NOTICE: If you are not using an updated version, you will be unable to
| > continue using your MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger Service.
| >
| > Thank you for helping Microsoft further its commitment to helping you
| > protect your privacy and security online.
| >
| > You can view the .NET Messenger Statement of Privacy at:
| > http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Privacy.aspx
| > and the .NET Messenger Service Terms of Use and Notices at:
| > http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Terms.aspx.
| >
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