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Free email's pest problem

Hotmail is once again in the hot seat, as yet another security hole comes to light following last week's epidemic.

Hotmail is once again in the hot seat, as yet another security hole comes to light following last week's epidemic.

New security glitch for Hotmail
The freemailer is vulnerable to yet another security hole, this one transmitted via email attachments, rather than within the body of the message.

BellSouth stamps out email bugs
The firm plugs a variety of security bugs that plagued its Web-based email service, powered by Bigfoot.

New bugs plague free emailers
Free email providers across the Web are struggling to plug a host of similar, newly recognized holes.

Hotmail plugs security hole
The free email firm says a new filter it implemented makes it safe from the security breach that put it in the hot seat this week.

Hotmail bug fix not a cure-all
update The free email firm posts a partial fix for a JavaScript security problem, but the company that found the bug quickly works around the fix.

Hotmail flaw exposes passwords
Microsoft's free Web email provider says it is working "feverishly" to fix a hole that lets malicious JavaScript programmers swipe passwords.

Free emailers scramble to gauge risk
In response to news that Hotmail passwords are vulnerable to theft, free email providers are scrambling to determine if they too are at risk.