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Windows 7: Microsoft beefs up Outlook-to-Hotmail security

08 Jul 2011   #1

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Microsoft beefs up Outlook-to-Hotmail security

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Microsoft beefs up Outlook-to-Hotmail security

Adds HTTPS support to Outlook Hotmail Connector tool for Windows

By Gregg Keizer
July 8, 2011 11:40 AM ET

Computerworld - Microsoft on Thursday boosted the security of a tool that lets Outlook users send and receive messages through the company's Web-based Hotmail service.
The new Outlook Hotmail Connector supports HTTPS, a protocol that encrypts all traffic between the email client and the Windows Live Hotmail service.
Microsoft added an all-HTTPS option to Hotmail in November 2010, in part as a reaction to Firesheep, a Firefox add-on released the month earlier that let anyone scan an unsecured Wi-Fi network and hijack others' access to Facebook, Twitter and a host of other services.
This week's update to Outlook Hotmail Connector is a follow-up to Microsoft's 2010 move.
"Using a connection with HTTPS helps you be even more confident that your account is safer from hijackers, and that your private information remains private," the Outlook team wrote on its official blog Thursday.

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08 Jul 2011   #2
Windows 911

Windows 8 Pro

I have been waiting for this for quite a while. Do you know if it will come through Windows Update, or do I need to download connector again?
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09 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Be aware that this update is causing major issues for some users.

Outlook Blog - HTTPS Support added to Outlook Hotmail Connector

Errors after Connector v14.0.6106.5001 Install - Microsoft Answers

Probably not a good idea to upgrade until a solution is found.
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12 Jul 2011   #4
Windows 911

Windows 8 Pro

I am so glad I checked your post before downloading it, thank you bud
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