Microsoft fixes Hotmail hack

Friday, 10 June 2005, 1:02 AM EST

Microsoft has blocked a website that could allow Hotmail accounts to be hijacked.

The problem stems from a cross-site scripting flaw in an MSN web page, ilovemessenger.msn.com, that allowed hackers to gather data on Hotmail accounts by building a special web page and getting users to click on the URL.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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