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Fake Microsoft Update Email

Several readers have alerted us to a fake Microsoft email circulating with a malicious attachment. If you are blocking executables at your email servers, there should not be a problem. The email looks like this, but might vary a bit:

Subject: Security Update for OS Microsoft Windows
From: "Microsoft Official Update Center" <>

Dear Microsoft Customer,

Please notice that Microsoft company has recently issued a Security Update for OS
Microsoft Windows. The update applies to the following OS versions: Microsoft
Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millenium, Microsoft Windows
XP, Microsoft Windows Vista.

Please notice, that present update applies to high-priority updates category. In
order to help protect your computer against security threats and performance
problems, we strongly recommend you to install this update.