FYI regarding recent bogus email attributed to Microsoft 
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 FYI regarding recent bogus email attributed to Microsoft

Microsoft Policies on Software Distribution
http://www.*-*-*.com/

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Another Trojan Horse mechanism that is frequently used is to send malicious software to users via e-mail, claiming that it is a product upgrade from a software vendor. Recently, several people have done this, sending e-mails that contain software attachments to wide audiences on the Internet. The e-mails claim that the attachments are product upgrades from Microsoft or other software vendors, but in fact they are harmful software that may damage the user's software and files when they run the attachments.
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If you receive an e-mail that claims to contain software from Microsoft, do not run the attachment. The safest course of action is to delete the mail altogether. If you would like to take additional action, report the e-mail to the sender's Internet Service Provider. Most ISPs provide an "abuse" userid for this purpose.
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Michael Harris
Microsoft.MVP.Scripting
Seattle WA US
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Sun, 29 Aug 2004 11:52:04 GMT  
 
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