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Old 10-05-2009, 05:24 PM
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Exclamation Thousands of hotmail account passwords leaked. (potential xbl issues?)

This isn't coming from me as smackdown but is just a heads up, there are reports of hotmail accounts passwords being leaked online.

As Hotmail accounts are closely linked to some (mine included)xbl accounts there is a small possibility that your xbl account could be compromised too.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8291268.stm

(peaerhaps this should be in the game room, if so can it be moved?)
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:35 PM
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Not sure what they're gonna do with mine. I don't have my credit card info on there.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:06 PM
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My credit card linked to my profile expired but I still changed my password just in case!
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:09 PM
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i've never once even checked my email for my hot mail account. i don't even think that's the email i use anyways. i have no idea... lol... i'm going to check.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:16 AM
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The list included details of Microsoft's Windows Live Hotmail accounts with email addresses ending hotmail.com, msn.com and live.com.
I have a hotmail.co.uk account so not sure if those are involved or not. Haven't received a notice from M$.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:02 PM
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I have a hotmail.co.uk account so not sure if those are involved or not. Haven't received a notice from M$.
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BBC News has seen a list of more than 10,000 e-mail accounts, predominantly originating from Europe, and passwords which were posted online.
From what BBC writes, they are involved.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:10 PM
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I wish they had put up a link with the email accounts that were hacked (sans password, duh) otherwise this is pointless to report on...
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:13 PM
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Looks like even more are affected...

Password Scam Widens To Google And Yahoo
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so from reading that, the affected users had to willingly give out their password?
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:33 PM
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so from reading that, the affected users had to willingly give out their password?
Looks like it was due to one of those "who has you blocked" sites:
http://blog.nirsoft.net/2009/08/29/m...international/

A friend of mine signed up to one of those the other day. I only found out when I got this:
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hi o_O

Greetings!

[email protected] invited you to check who has deleted or blocked you from their contact list on MSN Messenger.

It's Easy, Secure and Free!

Try it Now, Click Here



Thanks
Status Checking Team.


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This mail is sent by [email protected] using MSN status obervation Application.
This email cannot be considered as SPAM as this is an invitation to you by the sender.
I immediatley phoned him and told him to change his password. Stupid twat.

(poor spelling highlighted for lulz)
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