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Microsoft Says Leaked Trade Secrets Gave It The Right To Read Emails
2014-03-21 13:36:12

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday Microsoft defended its right to break into customers’ accounts to read emails if it suspected it had been the victim of a crime. This came after the tech giant admitted in federal court documents that it had forced its way into a blogger’s Hotmail account to track down and stop a leak of software. In this particular case the blogger had been provided sensitive data about the Windows 8 operating system by a former Microsoft...

Syrian Electronic Army Takes Command Of Microsoft Accounts
2014-01-13 13:34:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microsoft’s Twitter accounts were the targets of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) over the weekend, 10 days after the group took over Skype’s social media accounts. The hacking group posted pro-Syria messages and criticized Microsoft after hijacking the company’s Twitter accounts. Microsoft shut down the accounts for “maintenance” after discovering that they had been compromised. The Syria hacking collective posted...

Users Expressing Their Frustrations Over Yahoo's Email Redesign
2013-10-17 11:27:06

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week Yahoo! introduced new features and themes for its Yahoo! Mail, and brought with it a new conversation mode that allows users to group messages together in a thread. However the conversation now seems to be one filled with anger and frustration from disgruntled users of the email client. In what is being dubbed a redesign backfire, the web portal removed – or misplaced – some Yahoo! Mail functions; functions that many...

NSA Gleans Global Contacts, Addresses Via Help Of Internet Companies
2013-10-15 08:54:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting contact lists and “buddy lists” of Internet users from across the globe with help from email and web chat companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo. The system that pulls this data to create larger networks of people all over the world is so effective that in some cases it needed to be stopped so as not to overload its servers. The Washington Post has reported...

Microsoft Experienced Brief Cloud Outages
2013-08-15 08:59:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microsoft acknowledged yesterday that their Outlook.com, Messenger and SkyDrive services had once again experienced outages, leaving some users without access to email and cloud services for several hours. As often happens with cloud service outages, some users — like TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhem — never experienced a disruption in service while others had quite the opposite experience. At some point midday on Wednesday,...

2013-07-30 23:32:46

In her article, AOL Email Hacked – What to Do and How to Recoversecurity researcher at idcloak Technologies tells how an email account can be compromised, how it can be used for attempted fraud and how one can recover from such situations. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 idcloak publishes a new advisory article – AOL email hacked – What to Do – which was inspired by the author’s own experience after her father suffered a hack and attempted fraud. Robin Welles used her tech...

2013-07-14 23:03:11

idcloak publishes HOTMAIL ACCOUNT HACKED: WHAT TO DO. The article is based on a web security researcher’s personal experience in dealing with hacked webmail accounts Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 14, 2013 idcloak’s Knowledge Center publishes– Hotmail account hacked: What to do – a new, three-part article which recommends an immediate course of action to users of Microsoft Outlook.com who have suffered a security breach. The author of the article, Robin Welles, idcloak’s security...

NSA's PRISM Given Access To Microsoft's Encrypted Data
2013-07-11 15:53:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Guardian today released further details about the NSA's PRISM campaign which allows easier access to American citizens' data through major tech companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft. According to the British news source, Microsoft worked closely with the NSA to give it access to user information when requested, including helping them around encryption used to protect users. This report, which was provided to The Guardian by...

2013-06-27 23:48:06

Data Loss Prevention Solution Upgraded for Webmail Attachments and Skype Messaging Westport, CT (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Awareness Technologies, Inc. (ATI), the only provider of Complete Insider Threat Security On Demand, today announced it has released an advanced Windows Client with robust new Data Loss Prevention (DLP) features. With InterGuard’s patented Single Agent architecture, organizations can now monitor, discover, and prevent data loss and leakage in Webmail attachments – such...

Microsoft Drops Linked Outlook Accounts For Aliases
2013-06-18 13:01:21

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While Microsoft has long supported linked accounts for its Hotmail and Outlook email services, the Redmond-based software giant recently noted these can be tempting targets for hackers. In a surprising move, the company has opted to sever those links entirely. On Monday, Microsoft announced it would drop linked accounts for its Outlook service and instead begin using aliases. This move reportedly comes as a way to mitigate email...