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TheAustralian: Hacker victims flame Microsoft over Hotmail leak

Sep 02, 1999, 01:28 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Huhn)

"If Linus Torvalds (founder of the Linux operating system) had anything to do with Hotmail, this would have never happened."

"BILL Gates's Microsoft might have to send out more than an e-mail to soothe angry Hotmailers after a security hole exposed private e-mail to the world."

"Microsoft is investigating the number of Hotmail accounts affected by the security breach – in other words, who was hacked."

"A spokesman for ninemsn said the company's Helpdesk had received only one call of concern."

"Internet message boards tell another story."

"On ZD Net, users complained about Microsoft's lack of response. Said one: "What's insane is that his story was reported for several hours on slashdot, the Register, the NY Times and CNN, before Microsoft bothered to stop access. Does Microsoft not even care or does no one in the entire company bother to keep up with tech news? I guess Microsoft's 'Passport' (a new electronic wallet) is a great place to store my personal information. Let's see, where do I enter my credit card numbers to keep them secret?""

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