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No microsoft patches are available at www.NOT-A-Microsoft-security-site.com

by Donna Buenaventura / March 16, 2004 5:09 PM PST

Erik van Straten reported receiving a spoofed email that led to a spoofed Microsoft site that downloaded a trojan with instructions to run it to patch your system. The site name is www.microsoft-security-updates.com is NOT a Microsoft site. This gets redirected to h**p://d558597.u25.surftown.com/mstasks.exe mstasks.exe is identified by Symantec/Norton AntiVirus beta definitions as "Trojan.Etsur".

Repeat after me: Unless you subscribe to their email security notification service, Microsoft's policy is not to send notification of vulnerabilities. They never send patches in email to users.


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