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Microsoft sites expose visitors’ profile info in plain text

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#1 brainout


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 05:51 PM

That's the title of ars technica article, here.  No reply from MSFT yet on what to do about it, but the article describes the problem, and your exposure.
Earlier thread (now locked) on related privacy problem, is here.  Since changing the HOSTS file really doesn't do anything (MSFT ignores it), I'm thinking the best thing to do is only surf with a guest account or.. well, I don't know how to defend against it, and still keep using Windows 10.  Do you know?

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 10 Discussion to the more appropriate forum, since this is not specifically a Windows 10 issue. ~ Animal

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