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[ale] Microsoft spam???



Better yet, send it to me. I'll wine it on my linux box !


On Sunday 10 March 2002 07:04 pm, Geoffrey wrote:
> Hey Steve, send me the exe, and I'll run a virus check on it on my win
> box here.
>
> 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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