MSN Flaw Put Hotmail Accounts at Risk

June 7th 2005 | General

Microsoft disabled part of its MSN Web site over the weekend, after discovering a flaw that could let an attacker gain access to Hotmail accounts, the company said:

Hotmail customers are no longer at risk, according to Microsoft. "The ‘I Love Messenger’ Web site has been disabled," the company representative said in an e-mail statement. The site, which hosts emoticons, display pictures and backgrounds for MSN Messenger, Microsoft’s free instant messaging service, will be restored once the issue has been resolved, the company said. On Monday afternoon PT, the I Love Messenger Web address was redirecting users to the main MSN Messenger Web site.

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MSN Flaw Put Hotmail Accounts at Risk
Published in: General on 2005-06-07