From: Spam Hater
Subject: Re: OT: Do I need this MSIE6 patch?
X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 1.92/32.572
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 20:34:25 EST
Organization: Prodigy Internet http://www.prodigy.com
Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2002 01:34:25 GMT
Be very, very careful.
There is a virus that is being distributed by EMail that is
describing it as an "Internet Explorer Security Update".
Always, always download IE updates directly from Microsoft.
PS: Do you -really- think that MS has the time to send this EMail to
every IE user?
On Sat, 07 Dec 2002 10:11:51 +0000, Terry Pinnell
>My e-mail this morning includes 'Revised: Microsoft Security Bulletin
>MS02-068: Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer (324929)'
>As a matter of routine, if it gets a 'Critical' category I download
>and install these without much study, especially as most of their
>description is technically beyond me. But this time I noticed I was
>offered choices for MSIE6 (SP1) 32 bit, or MSIE6 (SP1) 64 bit. As I
>couldn't recall what mine was, I used Help>About which displayed
>Version : 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp1.020828-1920IC
>Cipher Strength: 128-bit
>Update Versions:, SP1;
>So it seems I have 128 bit, yes? Yet, as far as I can see, there is no
>mention in this bulletin about 128 bit versions.
>Could someone straighten me out on this please? For the moment, Ive
>stalled. And as far as I know, I may also have inadvertently
>downloaded the 'wrong' versions in the [past, as I've never been
>conscious of this distinction.
>Hobbyist, West Sussex, UK