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An ounce of prevention regarding an e-mail supposedly from MicrosoftPosted Saturday, February 19, 2011, at 8:43 AM
I received an email this morning from Microsoft (supposedly) that has an attachment that will help me update security.
It is a well written letter, no obvious grammatical errors BUT I have never received an e-mail from Microsoft and my other computer that has different e-mails has not received this e-mail.
I would strongly advised that no one click on the attachment or follow the directions in the e-mail. If you want to check on an update, go to the Microsoft web site or call your local computer shop to see if they know anything about it.
It even says you may not see any changes, which makes me even more suspicious that they are planting something inside the computer and want you to return to your normal use. The return address says @microsoft.com but that does not mean much, if anything.
It says it was e-mailed to an undisclosed list but after reviewing the properties I determined it was sent to one of my addresses that Microsoft would not have.
End suggestion, DO NOT RESPOND OR TOUCH THE LINK! I could be wrong, but my being wrong will not hurt you. The other action could ruin your day or open you up to I.D. theft.
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