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Hotmail bug bites again

Hotmail apparently permits the possibility of a bogus password entry screen, a bug hunter says a week after Microsoft admits another breach prompted the company to call an outside auditor.

 

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Hotmail apparently permits the possibility of a bogus password entry screen, a bug hunter says a week after Microsoft admits another breach prompted the company to call an outside auditor.

"If you're using a free service, don't bitch --have a backup."

- Robert Rosenberg, Insight Research president

 


Hotmail pops up with JavaScript code
Microsoft investigates yet another security problem within its Hotmail Web site for free email.

Microsoft orders security audit after Hotmail breach
update Microsoft turns to an outside auditor to test the security of its free email service after the discovery of a breach that threatened users' privacy.

Consumers sometimes pay the price for free email
A recent rash of outages, security snafus, postponed public stock offerings, and privacy blunders have raised questions about the quality of free email accounts.