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SRO: New Hotmail Hole Discovered

Sep 13, 1999, 23:02 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Guninski, who has made a name for himself by finding security violations in browsers, has found that Hotmail enables Web-paged embedded Javascript code to run automatically..."

"Microsoft is not claiming ownership of this latest problem. "This is not a Hotmail security issue. We see it as an example of people encouraging users to run malicious code on the Web," a Microsoft spokesperson said."

"To protect yourself now, you can disable Javascript, just disable it before using Hotmail, or do not open mail from unknown people when you think it might contain Javascript," the spokesperson added. "Microsoft is investigating ways for Hotmail users to have greater security against threats posed by malicious use of Javascript in email."

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