Users of Microsoft's free e-mail service Hotmail risk having their passwords stolen, engineers warned this week. A security hole in Hotmail could allow hackers to take control of users' accounts.
The hole was discovered by engineers at Canadian network reseller Speciality Installations, which is going public in a bid to pressurise Microsoft and Hotmail to fix the problem.
Once hackers know the user's password they can seize control of the account, including the ability to read, delete, and send emails. The embedded code is easy to send, and runs as soon as the email is viewed.
Microsoft is reported to be working on preparing a fix for "Hot" Mail.
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