Warning over fake Windows update

Discussion in 'News' started by Jakamoko, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Jakamoko
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    Warning over fake Windows update

    Users are being warned to watch out for a fake Microsoft security update. Circulating as an e-mail the fake message points people at a bogus website that claims to host critical security updates.

    But anyone downloading from the site will get a virus installed that opens a backdoor into their computer the program's creators can exploit.

    Security firms and Microsoft urged users to ensure they visit legitimate sites when downloading updates.

    Fake sites

    Anti-virus firm Sophos spotted the e-mail which uses subject lines saying "Urgent Windows Update" and "Important Windows Update"

    In the body of the message is a web link that looks like it should link to the Windows Update website but in fact links to a site controlled by the malicious hackers.

    Full story: HERE
    Source: BBC News
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity


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