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Windows flaw that lets hackers steal your logins

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#1 Guest_GNULINUX_*


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 03:22 PM

Microsoft won't fix Windows flaw that lets hackers steal your username and password


The flaw wasn't considered a major issue until Windows 8 began allowing users to sign into their Microsoft accounts -- which links their Xbox, Hotmail and Outlook, Office, and Skype accounts, among others.

Overnight, the attack got larger in scope, and now it allows an attacker to conduct a full takeover of a Microsoft account. The flaw works because Internet Explorer and Edge (on Windows 10) allow a user to access local network shares but don't fully block connections to remote shares.


There's a simple mitigation, according to the group. Don't use Internet Explorer, Edge, or Microsoft Outlook, and don't log in to Windows with a Microsoft account.


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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 08:55 PM

I refuse to use IE or Edge. Windows 10 Cortana forces users to use Edge so there is no way to avoid Edge when doing searches. 



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