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[ale] Microsoft spam???



That would be the "Microsoft Support" virus that Bob Toxen described a few
days ago.

On Sun, Mar 10, 2002 at 06:29:53PM -0500, Steven A. DuChene wrote:
> I have received twice now a message titled:
> 
> Internet Security Update
> 
> from
> 
> "Microsoft Corporation Security Center" <rdquest12 at microsoft.com>
> 
> Each time it is addressed to
> 
> "Microsoft Customer" <'customer at yourdomain.com'>
> 
> each time I look at the received headers to see where it is coming from
> and see lots of strange places it has been. None of them are Microsoft.
> I have the spaminator from mindspring/earthlink turned on for my account
> but even though this meets all my criteria as spam (something I don't
> want and it isn't addressed to me) earthlink's spaminator misses it each
> time. Does anyone know anything about tuning the spaminator to catch this
> sort of thing?
> 
> BTW, each time it included an attached file q216309.exe
> 
> Since I don't have any MS operating systems installed here I can't be foolish
> enough to open this up where it will tell me anything. Anyone here of this
> before? Is this an exercise in sovial engineering to get people to apply some
> "patch" that will do something malisious to their systems?

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