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*rant* Hotmail aren't secure enough

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by James, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Just ranting about how hotmail's revert system isn't secure at all. A few months ago I was able to revert myself using completely fake and inaccurate information and now, tonight, I just got reverted for real!

    Hotmail have no idea about security. What happened to one-time links rather than "this link is active for 24 hours" crap!
  2. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Hotmail has always been insecure. Stay away from it. Any script kiddie can access your email inbox there.
  3. James

    James Well-Known Member

    To use MSN you have to register with Hotmail and you're vulnerable to simple hacking such as reverting :cool:
  4. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Not really. You can use any email address with MSN. I do not use a hotmail account, but do use MSN.
  5. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Did you register via passport.net? It automatically makes you revertible via their e-mail support system (not your e-mail, just your client).
  6. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    i would tell you this that happens to me some weeks ago: i got an historical msn account from the year 2K ... some weeks ago i linked this account to my facebook account ... et voilĂ  ... someone grab my msn account ... and i can't bring it back cause the lack of the support ....
  7. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Gmail, ftw :)
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  8. Wired

    Wired Active Member

    Wish ICQ was that easy to get into. Account got hacked a couple of years ago. Tried everything to get it back, arg! Good number too (and low number for '97: 4454575).
  9. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Well-Known Member

    ICQ brings back memories... My UIN was (and still is) 6 digits long :)
  10. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    get yourself a Gmail account

    with a Gmail account you can access your free Google Voice, Calendar, Docs, and so much more

    all of these tightly integrated with your smartphone ;)

    you can even brand your own email address via Gmail
    (use Gmail with your own branded domain)
  11. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I have gmail don't worry :) I originally had a hotmail account from like 6 years ago that I never migrated from... silly child I am.

    I need a cross-platform client that allows me to chat with MSN contacts though because that's what a lot of my less tech-savvy friends use.
  12. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    There is always a Google's equivalent [althought i wouldn't use that word because that implies that they are equal] to any of Microsoft's services. I would go with google.

    Google has yet to fail me.
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  13. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Heh.. Same here. Starts with a 1 even.
  14. Floris

    Floris Guest

    ICQ has been sold to some Russian company.
  15. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    I'm actually surprised I know my ICQ# still :) 8 digits starting with 9 though, definitely not an early adopter :|
  16. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    Hotmail is so 1999 :p

    I use Gmail myself, specifically Google Apps.
  17. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Gmail is my primary mail account, however, I've had the same hotmail account since I was in middle school. I don't really pay much attention to the inbox at all, anymore, just use it for MSN.
  18. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Gmail is something I'd stay away from if you care even a little bit about privacy at all.
  19. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    If you have a site, then why in the world would you use hotmail or Gmail?
    Exactemundo! Is there an analysis somewhere of how far Google its knowledge and control reaches these days? I would be interested to read it.
    What information can Google scan and combine?
  20. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Microsoft and Yahoo are as likely to do the same thing, if not more so.

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