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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowWolfe Hellscream View Post
    You don't need a techies help. All you need to do is pick up the phone and call email support or send them a msg. Remember the saying God helps those who help themselves? Yeah.

    Despite me having a password that'll take trillions of years to hack, people from China have accessed my gmail email twice. Haven't had that prob with hotmail but I still prefer gmail.
    It's not China. It's an elaborate scheme by the North to usher in Internet 2.

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    My hotmail account seems to have gotten hacked while I wasn't using it. Still looks like crap (mostly cause I never really got used to it), though the side pane for previewing email beats Gmail's click to view.
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    Do you know why crackers are a necessary evil? Too many organizations make use of backdoors and restrictions in their code to interfere too much in the privacy and livelihood of individuals. M$ particular. I have observed calls home to M$ to authorize launching of certain things that reduce system stability or tamper with settings. This was one of them: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...(v=WS.10).aspx

    And what a coincidence! Look what just got busted:
    http://www.whitec0de.com/new-hotmail...d-for-just-20/
    http://h-online.com/-1561894
    http://h-online.com/-1559593

    Remember when M$ just started the version trend with 2000? Home was the same as Professional. You only needed to change some registry settings instead of spending upwards to US$200 more.

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    I was just about to post about that carey. Because of this big highlight of this pc pro reporter account getting hacked, they investigated it and found a big hole with their password reset feature.

    Microsoft rushes out fix after hackers reset passwords to hack Hotmail accounts

    Microsoft says it has fixed a serious vulnerability in Hotmail, that was allowing hackers to reset account passwords, locking out the account's real owner and giving attackers access to users' inboxes.

    News of the critical bug spread rapidly across underground hacking forums, and Whitec0de reported earlier this week that hackers were offering to break into any Hotmail account for as little as $20.

    It appears that the vulnerability existed in Hotmail's password reset feature. Hackers were able to use a Firefox add-on called Tamper Data to bypass the normal protections put in place to protect Hotmail accounts.
    Read more: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012...mail-accounts/

    This explains why many friends and family of mine somehow couldn't log in to their accounts because somehow their passwords changed. Now we know.
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    wow it seams most ppl here have been hacked or sumn like that...

    here is my pw strength i wonder how factual the info on that site is

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    I have had about everything hacked (my fault of course, my password was easy) my hotmail,yahoo, facebook even one of my gmail. I was able to get back into all of them (thankfully) and change my password. Im good now. So i just delete both my hotmail and yahoo since i only use gmail.
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    Probably the editor got tricked by a phishing e-mail that's being sent to hotmail users. For information about this e-mail go to:
    http://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/ar...-accounts.aspx
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