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  • Hotmail gets secure HTTPS option

    Microsoft on Tuesday began offering users the option to secure their Hotmail sessions with HTTPS data encryption.

    Written by Nancy Gohring10 Nov. 10 05:45
  • Hotmail suffers hours-long outage on Thursday

    A technical problem has kept an undetermined number of Windows Live Hotmail users locked out of their e-mail accounts for hours on Thursday.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez03 Sept. 10 09:42
  • In Pictures: Microsoft Revamps Hotmail With New Tools

    Microsoft will roll out enhancements to its Hotmail Web mail service later this year, with an aim to reduce clutter and make it easier to send photos and handle Office documents. Here is a visual tour of Windows Live Hotmail's new look and features.

    Written by IDG News Service staff20 May 10 07:14
  • Gmail, Yahoo Mail join Hotmail; passwords exposed

    Google's Gmail and Yahoo's Mail were also targeted by a large-scale phishing attack, perhaps the same one that harvested at least 10,000 passwords from Microsoft's Windows Live Hotmail, according to a report by the BBC.

    Written by Gregg Keizer07 Oct. 09 04:25
  • Microsoft cuts IM service to five 'hostile' nations

    Microsoft has stopped offering its Windows Live Messenger service to users in five countries that are subject to U.S. sanctions, the company confirmed Friday.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano25 May 09 07:35
  • Bot busts newest Hotmail CAPTCHA

    Spammers have cracked Microsoft's latest defense against abuse of its Live Hotmail e-mail service using a sophisticated network of hacked computers that receive encrypted instructions from a central server, a security company has reported.

    Written by Gregg Keizer19 Feb. 09 08:24