'My Friend's Been Hacked' Tool Added to Hotmail

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Yeah, I'm sure highschool and college kids won't abuse this system. Is the system smart enough to detect when some stupid kid is crying wolf and marking all of their friends as being compromised? I certainly hope so. Imagine if stupid people started marking others and compromised and shut-down half of hotmail. Just think, a group of friends could decide that they no longer like one of their friends, and then all of them mark that account as compromised. I mean, if highschool kids will bully someone until they kill themselves, they won't think twice about repeatedly getting that person's email account shut down.

I know the SPAM button has basically screwed up email circulars and periodicals. The systems currently in place are not smart enough to detect that someone is too stupid to unsubscribe from a newsletter they actually signed up for, and that they instead mark those emails as spam until they stop showing up. Guess what, its NOT SPAM if YOU signed up for it. I'm tired of having to add new contacts because too many morons have been marking emails from legitimate companies as spam and they wind up in my spam box.
 

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I will stick with basic Gmail, turned off everything else. Has minimum adverts unlike Yahoo and the best SPAM filter I have ever seen.
 

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I hate Hotmail. I've never had such a problem with anything else...well, ok...I take that back. Facebook is worse. On both, I've had my account compromised a few times by hackers.
 

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[citation][nom]JOSHSKORN[/nom]I hate Hotmail. I've never had such a problem with anything else...well, ok...I take that back. Facebook is worse. On both, I've had my account compromised a few times by hackers.[/citation]
Then stop using dictionary words as passwords :p.
numbers, letters AND special characters.
 

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All you have to do is keep an eye on your "outbox"....

If there's crap there that you have never seen or sent before, then you've been JACKED!
 

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[citation][nom]JOSHSKORN[/nom]I hate Hotmail. I've never had such a problem with anything else...well, ok...I take that back. Facebook is worse. On both, I've had my account compromised a few times by hackers.[/citation]

Stop looking at porn sites then....

Getting hacked is your own fault....
 

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I noticed this new feature well over a month ago, and already had to use it for a few contacts.

I was waiting for when something like this would finally be available. I was simply deleting or junking them before.
 

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I see a problem...
If your hotmail friends happen to have weak pwd/login, then the hacker could protentially use that to their advantage to froze other accounts in the contact list. Then it might give them the chance to take over the frozen account during the recovery mode. :p
 
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How corny it is to see spam in comment section while people are talking about security and fighting spam above.

 
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ahahah, how corny it is to see spam in the comment section while the site and people are talking about security and spam fighting
 

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I know of three people that had their Hotmail accounts used to send out spam. Interestingly enough all three of them were women too. I imagine they had weak passwords but I never asked. All three switched to Gmail because they no longer felt safe with Hotmail.
 

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It is also possible that someone is using a proxy server to "simulate" emails send by you. Basically only sending emails that seem to originate by you or a friend, but come indeed from another place. There is nothing you can do about those. The system will still pick it up as your friend's email (since that is the address it will show up with), but the network path will be from somewhere else. Nothing you can do about that.
 

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So, bascially, anyone can now freeze your account? Cause to say, that anything of it would be of actaul use, would be to say, you are probablu using your email enough laong with knowing of anyone else, to even know when that it.

Thats alot of knowing, around the idea of lack of using any say "know-how", if any, since alot of it is "know", right?

So, helpful, maybe, useful, probably not. But will have to see, like all the other ideas they have, that seem to just come and go. Makes you wonder sometimes who actual works at microsoft or who comes up with these ideas.
 
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