Microsoft NEVER sends Email updates -
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Australia
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"Terry" <Terry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
|I received a suspicious email from Microsoft, and even my Live Hotmail didn't
| like the attached download links, and it said in a roughly stated note, that
| I had to download and install this: "December 2007, Cumulative Patch"
| The email had this message:
| "Microsoft Customer
| this is the latest version of security update, the "December 2007,
| Cumulative Patch" update which resolves all known security vulnerabilities
| affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express as well as
| three newly discovered vulnerabilities. Install now to protect your computer
| from these vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow an
| malicious user to run code on your computer. This update includes the
| functionality of all previously released patches."
| There are 3 attachments, which the email security stated: "Windows Live
| Hotmail has blocked some attachments in this mail because they appear unsafe."
| Question: If this is a needed update, for security reasons, why doesn't
| this run in the automatic mode like all the other updates and patches? Even
| after going to the Windows update page, and running the search for needed
| updates, this didn't show up, and is not found in the update history of the
| XP system. Is this a real email or a hoax getting me to install malicious