Big Hole in Hotmail

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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News.com reports (“Hole in MSN Hotmail gives full access to email“) that there was a major secuity breach at Microsoft’s Hotmail, which allowed anyone to access any Hotmail user account:

Two Web sites, one in the United Kingdom and one in Sweden, allow anyone to access any Hotmail account without a password. Would-be Hotmail pirates need only know a username to get in.

Several CNET News.com readers confirmed that the Web sites allow access to Hotmail accounts without a password.

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