10,000 Private Email Accounts on Microsoft Services Compromised

10,000 email accounts on Microsoft services (@hotmail.com, @msn.com and @live.com) were compromised when someone posted the usernames & passwords to a forum. Most of the details don’t matter much, however you can find them on Neowin.

What does matter is if you have an @hotmail.com, @msn.com or @live.com email account, you should change your password immediately. On the outside chance that you are one of the 10,000 people who have compromised accounts, you should take precautions to make sure nothing bad happens with, or to your email.

While you’re at it, you might as well move on over to Gmail. You can learn a ton of fun tricks that Gmail offers at Gmail Ninja Training. Gmail also has “Mail Goggles” (which I wrote about a year ago in my third post… incidentally, it is one of my favorite posts).

Regardless of your email provider, always practice safe computing by protecting your passwords.

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