CNET News.com: Hotmail hole raises larger security issuesAug 31, 1999, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)
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"A security hole discovered yesterday in Microsoft's MSN Hotmail calls into question the free email service's practice of allowing users to log on from any Web page, security experts said."
" 'I think [login programs are] a big mistake, said Richard Smith, president of Cambridge-based Phar Lap Software. 'If you log in from somebody else's Web page, they can equally bug the message to grab your username and password.' "
"The only solution, said security experts, is to restrict login access to a central page."
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