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Hotmail—from 1996 to 2010 and further

20 May 2010
In the past two years, Microsoft has spent more energy in making Windows Live Hotmail even better. The result proves that these efforts were not in vain. But—what does “better” mean? What is important for a modern e-mail service in 2010 and beyond?

This Week’s Thoughts: Securing your wireless network

7 May 2010
Is a WLAN operator legally responsible for strangers connecting to his network and getting criminal? The Federal Court of Germany will decide on 12 May. Though, everybody should operate a secured wireless network — for your own interest and regardless of the court’s judgment.

This Week’s Thoughts: Closing Internet Explorer’s Security Hole

22 January 2010
It is one week ago that the latest Internet Explorer security problem came known. A security hole that offers hackers complete access to your computer, including all data stored on your hard disk. Of course, such news don’t spread a good feeling. Since last night, the security hole is finally closed. But how can you secure your own computer?

Germany and France Warn Not to Use Internet Explorer

19 January 2010
The German Federal Office for Information Technics (BSI) and the French Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) have warned users not to use Internet Explorer, making aware of an unpatched security hole in Microsoft’s browser.

Phishing: How You Might Be Trapped

17 November 2009
Phishing has grown to be an important malicious way to get your personal data. So, in order to protect your sensitive data and keep them private, you should be alert about phishing. How are you affected?

Malicious Windows Update mails in the wild

25 October 2009
When I opened my mail this morning, I found a message pretending to be from Microsoft. It offered me to install a Critical Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721), and also sent the download link.