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Microsoft's Messenger misstep

In an embarrassing turn of events in its ongoing battle over instant messaging, the software giant reportedly admits that a glitch in its chat software allows nonauthorized users to see a person's email password.

 

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In an embarrassing turn of events for Microsoft in its ongoing battle against America Online over instant messaging, the software giant reportedly admits that a glitch in its chat software allows nonauthorized users to see a person's email password.

 


Microsoft admits glitch in chat software
The software giant reportedly admits that a glitch in its chat software allows nonauthorized Puppet masters: Who controls the  Net users to see a person's email password.

Microsoft's next messaging move: publishing protocol
update In a move reminiscent of its struggle with Netscape for browser dominance, Microsoft says it will publish the protocol for its MSN Messenger service.

MSN puts Net access, phone charges on one bill
update Microsoft strikes a deal with online payment company eCharge, under which MSN Internet access charges will be combined directly with MSN users' phone bills.