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Microsoft Security Updates for October 2014
Microsoft Security updates for October 2014 have been released. Please ensure that the latest updates are applied. >Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October

How They Attack


How You Know


What To Do

MalwareMalware
  • May appear to come from someone you know or trick you into opening
  • May not have symptoms of infection but may be silently gathering information
  • Some may reduce performance or cause strange behaviors like a spontaneous reboot
  • Only open email attachments that come from a trusted source and that are expected
  • Scan email attachments with Norton AntiVirus prior to opening
  • Delete all unwanted messages without opening
  • Keep security patches up to date
SpamSpam
  • Spam is a serious security concern as it can be used to deliver Malware
  • Messages that do not include your email address in the TO: or CC: fields are common forms of Spam
  • Some Spam can contain offensive language or links to Web sites with inappropriate content
  • If you suspect an email is spam, do not respond, just delete it
  • Consider disabling the email’s preview pane and reading emails in plain text
PhishingPhishing
  • Requests for confidential information via email are not legitimate
  • Phishing attacks may use scare tactics to entice a response
  • Fraudulent emails are often not personalized
  • Phishing attacks may consist of a group of emails that share similar properties like details in the header and footer
  • Be extremely wary of emails asking for confidential information
  • Confirm the authenticity of a suspicious request before responding in email