View Full Version : Security Hoax

06-27-2003, 05:49 PM
An email similar to the one below is making the rounds of the Internet. It is a hoax, going to the site referenced will not patch your system.

It has been reported that the site will actually attempt to infect visitor PCs with a computer virus by exploiting a recently announced Internet Explorer security flaw.

Notification has been made to both Microsoft and the ISP hosting the site.

Dear Windows User!

New Windows 9x/2000/NT/XP critical patch has been released.

Due to security problems, your system needs to be updated as earlier as possible. You can download an update patch on Windows.

Update site:

http://www.windows- update.com

Best regards, Windows Update Group

(note that the link above has been slightly altered to prevent accidental use)