Outlook.com, Microsoft’s relaunch for Hotmail, has already had over one million new sign-ups from users keen to try it out.
Jokers were also quick to grab available email addresses, beating Microsoft’s CEO to the punch by grabbing email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, for instance.
Although these addresses were no doubt acquired for fun, there can be little doubt that phishers and spammers also raced to acquire email addresses that they might try to deploy in attacks and scams in the future.
But what caught my eye when reading Twitter today, was discussion about something else related to Outlook.com – the maximum password length it imposes.
It seems that Outlook.com won’t let you have a password of longer than 16 characters. (The same was true of Hotmail)…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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