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aBenG
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Phishing Hotmail Reply with quote

M$ confirm details of 10 000+ accounts posted online.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8291268.stm
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting that. Everyone with a Hotmail or Windows Live account should change their password ASAP.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem Suzi.

Latest report now includes G-mail, Yahoo, and AOL. Tip of iceberg I expect.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8292928.stm
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aBenG wrote:
No problem Suzi.

Latest report now includes G-mail, Yahoo, and AOL. Tip of iceberg I expect.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8292928.stm


And this is how spammers both make money and put their accounts on hostage until it is infected, another reason that I becareful in terms of using long passwords.
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