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Windows 7: Microsoft rushes out fix after hackers reset passwords to hack Hotmail

28 Apr 2012   #1
A Guy

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Microsoft rushes out fix after hackers reset passwords to hack Hotmail

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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.
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01 May 2012   #2
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Is this a fix being rolled out in Windows Update?
Has anyone received this fix yet?
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01 May 2012   #3
NoN

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Is this a fix being rolled out in Windows Update?
Has anyone received this fix yet?
Looks for me to do only with MS Hotmail Servers....

This is online hacking...
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01 May 2012   #4
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

OK, thanks!
The article mentioned Firefox, and I wasn't sure where/how the fix is deployed.
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