Microsoft has patched holes in Hotmail password reset system. This error allows hackers to control multiple webmail accounts.
The vulnerability exists in the Hotmail password reset feature. Hackers can use a Firefox add-on called Tamper Data to block outgoing HTTP requests after requests to reset passwords and modify data, lock the account holder and access the inbox. their.
Computer security researchers discovered the vulnerability in early April 2012 and reported it to Microsoft shortly thereafter. However, details of the bug have been leaked in many online forums, and earlier this week it was said that hackers were providing information to hack into any Hotmail account for less than 20 dollars. USD.
Microsoft has issued an update to fix the problem. The company's Twitter Security Response account said on Friday that it had fixed a reset function to help protect Hotmail customers. Customers do not need any action.
Not sure how many Hotmail accounts may have been compromised by this error. According to reports, Moroccan hackers have actively exploited this vulnerability, planning to reset the password of 13 million Hotmail users.
Sophos technology consultant Graham Cluley said that if an unknown Hotmail user could not log in to his or her account, their e-mail account may have been the victim of the attack.
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According to PCWorld VN / Tech World
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