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Security - Windows Phone fails to check certificate Common Names when synchronising email using SSL

Security - Windows Phone fails to check certificate Common Names when synchronising email using SSL

Rich Edmonds 32

Windows Phone currently suffers from a security vulnerability when synchronising email to and from POP3 / IMAP / SMTP servers using SSL, according to a recent filing over at the US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) website. The issue is pinpointed to Microsoft's mobile OS not verifying CN (Common Name) of server certificates when connecting to servers using SSL....

Microsoft on Outlook.com and ads ‘We see our users as customers, not inventory’

Microsoft on Outlook.com and ads ‘We see our users as customers, not inventory’

Daniel Rubino 84

With the re-launch of Hotmail as Outlook.com Microsoft has garnered a lot of adoration from the media and the public, especially when Google just announced the indefinite delay of their Nexus Q orb. As far as PR this week: Microsoft 1, Google 0. One of the main features that Microsoft is touting with Outlook.com is that they won’t scan your email to deliver personalized ads—a clear shot...

Switching your Hotmail or Live to Outlook.com? Here’s what you need to know for Windows Phone.

Switching your Hotmail or Live to Outlook.com? Here’s what you need to know for Windows Phone.

Daniel Rubino 245

There's a risk to changing your LiveID on Windows Phone With today’s announcement of Outlook.com many of you have noticed that if you were logged into Hotmail with your old account and navigated to Outlook.com you were automatically logged in to the new “preview” of Microsoft’s new email service. What’s more, you actually have the option—even on an old Hotmail address—to change it to @...

Windows Phone 7 email bug discovered when forwarding from non-Exchange accounts

Windows Phone 7 email bug discovered when forwarding from non-Exchange accounts

Daniel Rubino 3

This is an interesting bug discovered and evidently acknowledged by Microsoft: when using a non-Exchange, non-Gmail account like Hotmail, if you forward an email it sends itself as an attachment (*.eml) to the recipient instead of inline. See other reports here. Microsoft has apparently agreed to look into the matter (acknowledged in a @winphonesupport tweet), which is a good start. For...