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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Beware of Fake LinkedIn and Microsoft Messages

One of your most expensive - and easily destroyed - assets in business is your computer equipment. You want to keep it safe, but sometimes you just don't know where to start!

The following two malware incidents are aimed at businesspeople like yourself - please take a look so you are able to recognize them if you receive these emails:


Subject: LinkedIn Alert

Invitation reminders:
• From [Name Removed] (Friend)


• There are a total of 2 messages awaiting your response. Visit your InBox now.

Don't want to receive email notifications? Adjust your message settings.



And here's the other one:

Subject: Critical Microsoft Windows Upgrade Notification

Dear Microsoft Windows User,

You are recieving this notification because the version of Microsoft Windows you are running is affected by a critical security issue.

In order to protect yourself and other users of the Microsoft Windows operating system, it is highly recommended that all customers upgrade Windows as soon as possible.

To do so, please download the KB396658 upgrade from Windows upgrade by clicking here.

We appreciate your cooperation.

Microsoft Windows Client Support Team

© 2010 Microsoft Corporation


If you receive either of these emails, the safest thing to do is to DELETE THEM! But always remember - don't click links in email. If you feel you really need to go to the site, type the actual site address in your browser (such as http://www.linkedin.com) and see if there are any messages waiting for you.


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