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Thread: Thousands of Hotmail passwords leaked online

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    Thousands of Hotmail passwords leaked online

    Neowin has received information regarding a possible Windows Live Hotmail "hack" or phishing scheme where password details of thousands of Hotmail accounts have been posted online.
    Last edited by Loko; 5 October, 2009 at 16:56 PM. Reason: link edit

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    oh this isn't good

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    Am I at risk? I have 2 accounts at HotMail but I seldom use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DotComBum View Post
    Am I at risk? I have 2 accounts at HotMail but I seldom use them.
    Better change your password and you should be OK.

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    my e-mail's in the list -_- "from A to B"

    does it work for e-mails?

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    Aquarezz could be in the list Let's change my password now

    Thanks for posting!
    |Nico Lawsons

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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    This is another prime example of why it's difficult to rely on anyone but yourself.

    Think about it, if Hotmail makes one mistake all of your personal e-mails can be easily accessed by anyone with a small amount of knowledge. I have been using GMail since it was just an invite-only service with a few people. Years and years of my life are contained in my GMail account! I wouldn't really know what to do if someone was able to get a hold of my username and password. But, I certainly trust Google with my e-mail more than I would ever trust something like Hotmail or Yahoo, but that's just my personal preference.

    And since I need an account like that, I picked GMail because, to me, it is the most stable, beneficial and secure. However, for business-related matters I obviously host my own e-mail service on my server. After recent events on that topic which were the fault of the management company, I'm second-thinking that as well, and I am considering using the Google Apps mail service for my domains. It's safer, but still depends on Google to keep my information safe. So uh, my point is that it's hard to trust other people with any critical data, but if you have to, you should pick wisely.

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    does it work for e-mails?
    Currently it appears only accounts used to access Microsoft's Windows Live Hotmail have been posted, this includes, and accounts.
    Currently, it appears that there are 'only' thousands of passwords leaked which is just a fraction of probably millions of accounts. So change your password in the light of possible future happenings and ........don't panic

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    woow thats crazy

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    Scam hits more e-mail accounts

    The scale of a phishing attack originally thought to be directed at Hotmail may be larger than previously thought.

    It is a good idea to change your password on a regular basis anyway and not use the same password for different services.

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