engine - 11:55 am on Apr 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
[url]=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17866897]Microsoft Fixes Hotmail Password Hack[/url]
Microsoft has rushed out a fix for a serious bug in its Hotmail webmail services.
The bug allowed a hacker to reset the password for a Hotmail account, locking out its owner and giving the attacker access to the inbox.
The fix was put together because the bug was starting to be actively exploited online.