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Old 10-25-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
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Fake Redhat Security Update Email

It's been reported that a fake email claiming to be from Redhat has been circulating. The fake message urges Redhat and Fedora users to download and apply a security update from fedora-redhat. Note that the real fedora site is located at The "upgrade" is actually a tarred binary that installs a trojan on the system.

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Old 10-26-2004, 12:22 AM   #2
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Sounds like a Windows technique nonetheless. The most annoying part about running what is now the proprietary redhat were thoose update email notifications and I never used thoose as a basis to update my system.

Between that method and the redhat update agent all I had to do was figure out which one was going in the recycle bin first.


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