Don’t Say That Aunty Didn’t Warn You – This Month’s Fake Microsoft Security Update MS05-039
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Well, you can’t say that it wasn’t expected. Sure enough, after Tuesday’s release by Microsoft of its July Security Updates, along came the fake “Microsoft Security Update” that you were warned about, the very next day.

Identifying itself, falsely of course, as “Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039”, it claims to offer security patches against the Mytob and Sober Zafi worms.


In reality, the file it bears is a version of the SDBot Trojan. You know, beware of things geek bearings gifts, and all.

Always remember these two basic rules:

1. Surely as day follows night, fake Microsoft Security Updates will follow the real ones, and

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2. Microsoft will never send you a file. They will always send a link back to their website, at which you can download the actual file.

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One thought on “Don’t Say That Aunty Didn’t Warn You – This Month’s Fake Microsoft Security Update MS05-039
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  1. Gahhhhhhhhh!!!

    People!!! For crying out loud- how many times do you have to see something like this to understand it? Do NOT link to anything related to purchasing or security from a stupid email. Email is NOT secure & CAN be easily faked.

    Instead, type the URL into the address bar after getting the proper address from Google or such- geez! If it’s bank or credit card-related- pick up the telephone, look up the number, & call them, for Pete’s sake!

    The entire online world will thank you & it will cut down on what must be 70% garbage floating through the limited bandwidth at any given moment…

    T ;^)

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