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Hotmail Phishing Scam Also Targets Gmail, Yahoo Mail

It seems as if the massive phishing campaign reported yesterday was not specific to as was initially believed. According to a report by the BBC, many Gmail and Yahoo Mail accounts have also been compromised. (Source: ) ... While the source of the latest attacks has not been determined, many are pointing to the same bug that claimed at least 10,000 passwords from Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail. Microsoft, Google Prompt Password Reset Microsoft has done their part in blocking all known hijacked Hotmail accounts and created tools to help users who had lost control of ... (view more)

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Hotmail Leak: Phishers Make off with Thousands of Passwords

Details of a Hotmail security breach emerged early yesterday, and it's suggested that approximately 10,000 accounts could have been compromised. While the exact number of accounts has not yet been confirmed, the breach was likely the result of a ... phishing campaign -- a different kind of hack that uses fake web pages in order to acquire all kinds of sensitive information, from login data and passwords (such as in this case) to credit card and social security numbers. (Source: ) "We determined that this was not a breach of internal Microsoft data and initiated our standard process of ... (view more)

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Microsoft Revives Hotmail After Catastropic Outage

Just because they're the biggest software company in the world and, at the very least a heavy-hitter in the webosphere, Microsoft doesn't always have all the answers. The Redmond-based firm is struggling to determine exactly why millions of Hotmail ... users were recently barred from accessing their accounts. Although the problem has since been fixed, for several hours earlier this week about 80 million Hotmail users were unable to log in to their email or instant messaging accounts. The issue affected Hotmail fans around the world early yesterday afternoon, UK time. According to Microsoft, a few ... (view more)

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British Courts Order ISPs to Reveal Accounts of 59 Music Pirates

Despite very liberal views on sex, drugs, and drinking age, Europe is becoming a conservative force in rooting out peer-to-peer (p2p) file sharing. Just weeks after Spain made it a civil offense for individuals to download music and a criminal ... offense for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to allow it, the British music industry is now demanding that two ISPs give up the names of 59 accounts. Although Spain remains the more aggressive of the two countries in weeding out file sharers, Britain's corporate community is forming its own strong-arm policy in making illegal music downloads a thing of ... (view more)

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Password Saver Review

Synopsis: Password Saver is a powerful, feature-rich solution for storing all your password information in a secure, centralized database on your hard drive. It uses industrial strength 256-bit encryption to keep your passwords secure, while ... providing an easy-to-use interface for organizing, adding and editing your password records. Password Saver provides many pre-defined templates for commonly used records such as web site and email accounts, so you can get started adding data right away. Password Saver's advanced import/export features also let you share passwords with co-workers and ... (view more)

Dennis Faas's picture -- the ultimate free anti-spam solution?

I'm swamped this time of year, and so is my inbox -- full of spam (unsolicited email) offers, that is. RE: the ultimate free anti-spam solution? I recently stumbled across a web site that offers a free, seamless anti-spam solution: all without the ... need to install special, third-party software or to configure complex mail filter rules. Because there the client computer does not require a software integration, this makes 0Spam platform independent and perfect for home or corporate use, whether it's for a Linux, Mac, or Windows machine. From the web site: " 0Spam works with POP3 ... (view more)

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Share emails with separate user accounts under XP?

Not long ago, Barry M. from Africa sent me this email: " First off, thanks for all the great info! You've helped me come a long way with my PC confidence and knowledge. Much appreciated! I am running Windows XP Professional. The multiple user ... profile feature of XP is really handy, but I don't want to have separate email accounts in my Outlook Express. If it is possible, I would like all users to access the same information from their XP login accounts. At the moment, if I receive e-mails into my inbox while logged on under my profile, then those e-mails won't be visible to the next user ... (view more)


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