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Hotmail hacked for $20

The H-Online: The whitec0de.com blog reports that, for $20, a member of a hacker forum offered to crack any Hotmail account within a minute – and that he kept his word. Apparently, the hacker found out about a critical vulnerability in Microsoft’s email service on a security forum, and the hole allowed him to change …

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Hotmail phishing: Don’t send us the wrong password or we’ll suspend your account!

SophosLabs: Have you been told to verify your Hotmail account? Did you receive a message saying that Hotmail’s email servers were congested, and so they were removing all unused accounts? If so, I hope you responded to the email with a roll of the eyes and a quick stab of the delete button. Because if …

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Hotmail Always-On Encryption Breaks Microsoft’s Own Apps

Oh look, Microsoft is late to the party again? They are finally launching full-session SSL encryption to Hotmail a mere 2 years after Google did the same thing for Gmail. It looks like the release of FireSheep really has had an impact on web-application vendors due to the amount of mainstream media coverage it got …

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Microsoft allows checking Gmail through Hotmail

Microsoft’s Hotmail rolled out its new service that allows streaming mail from other vendors like Gmail and Yahoo, in an attempt to make Hotmail the primary destination for email management rather than just a repository of spams. The new service is a feature that is borrowed from Microsoft Outlook that allows adding accounts from other …

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New Hotmail lets you add bigger attachments, organize your inbox, edit documents

I’m constantly reminded how slow email actually is. On the homescreen of one of my smartphones, I’ve got the official Twitter widget and the official Facebook widget which are pretty much constantly refreshing. Likewise, my email inbox is set to refresh just as frequently. Every day, when someone sends me a message in Facebook or …

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Don’t tell spammers that you’re on vacation

Microsoft has made the right decision to temporarily turn off Hotmail’s vacation (e.g., out-of-office) reply feature. Flip the switch off permanently, I say. “In our fight against spam, we sometimes have to make hard choices, and we had to make one this week. We discovered that spammers were using Hotmail’s automatic vacation reply feature to …

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