[Dshield] Microsoft Patch

Corinne Cook corinnec at abdi.com
Thu Sep 18 20:36:20 GMT 2003


Microsoft never sends patches through email.  It is likely a worm.  See the
following for possible culprits:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.swen.a@mm.html
http://net-security.org/virus_news.php?id=237

-----Original Message-----
From: Guy Barnum [mailto:GuyBarnum at Armscole.com] 
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 10:50 AM
To: list at dshield.org
Subject: [Dshield] Microsoft Patch


Did anyone else recieve an email from microsoft with an attached exe
containing the latest security patch?

With the ease that email headers can be faked I'm surprised M$ would send
out an attachment like this via email.  Imagine how easy it would be to send
out a fake email with malware attached!

Has anyone tried to fake emails from M$ in the past?

Guy

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