Analysts: Microsoft flaw opened door to scammers

Tuesday, 19 June 2007, 8:17 PM EST

Microsoft on Tuesday fixed a bug in its Windows Live ID registration that let users deceptively register a false e-mail address.

The false e-mail address could then be used as an ID for Microsoft's Live Messenger program, which could trick a user into thinking they are chatting with someone who is not whom they appear to be, such as steveballmer@microsoft.nl.

At InfoWorld.

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