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Hotmail on the hot seat

A security breach in Microsoft's Hotmail calls into question the use of programs that are meant to make the process of accessing Web-based email easier but can end up making email vulnerable to invasion.

 

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In another headache for Microsoft, a security breach in the company's free MSN Hotmail email service has called into question the use of programs that are meant to make the process of accessing Web-based email easier but can end up making email vulnerable to invasion.

 


Hotmail hole raises larger security issues
A security hole discovered yesterday in Microsoft's MSN Hotmail calls into question the free email service's practice of allowing users to log on from any Web page, security experts say.

Hotmail hole exposes free email accounts
update Although Microsoft says it has patched a security hole in its MSN Hotmail free email service that let anyone access users' accounts without a password, tests of the program prove otherwise.

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