Users are being emailed a false fix for the Outlook 98 security hole, Microsoft warned this week.
The original security problem came to light last month, after Finnish researchers warned that emails with long attachment names could potentially open systems to hack attack.
Microsoft promptly issued a patch for the problem, which affects Outlook 98 and Outlook Express messaging clients, but this failed to fix all the security faults, admitted the software giant .
The fake patch is being sent to users by email by an unknown source. Microsoft says it never issues patches via email, instead users download them from the Web. Microsoft has, however, emailed users about the problem.
Microsoft says the correct patch is now available, and can be downloaded from its Web site.
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