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Windows Update protects Windows Live customers
Certificate Authority provider Comodo recently notified us of a compromise to its system, which had resulted in nine fraudulent SSL certificates, one of which was our account login page at login.live.com. This issue also affected several other online service providers, including Yahoo, Google, and Skype...
Wed, Mar 23 2011
Privacy is not dead
Wanting privacy is not about needing something to hide. It’s about wanting to maintain control. Often, privacy isn't about hiding; it's about creating space to open up. If you remember that privacy is about maintaining a sense of control, you can understand why Privacy is Not Dead. There are good reasons...
Fri, Apr 2 2010
Protecting your Hotmail account from theft
As we shared alongside Google on September 24 of last year, online account hijacking continues to grow across all email services, regardless of provider. To help protect our Hotmail customers, we’ve introduced a number of new features and technologies to safeguard accounts, including new methods of proving...
Tue, Feb 22 2011
Minor update to Essentials released today
Arthur de Haan
Today we released an optional update for Wave 3 of the Windows Live Essentials suite in all 48 languages. This is a minor release that updates Windows Live Messenger, Mail, Family Safety, Writer, and Sync. You can install it from http://download.live.com , or through Microsoft Update as an optional update...
Wed, May 12 2010
Getting ready for Windows Live Wave 4
Over the last few months, we’ve focused this blog on our current software and services – how we build them and how they're used around the world. We’ve also talked about trends we’ve observed both in the use of our services and in our research with customers. Today marks the point where we shift the...
Wed, Apr 21 2010
Hotmail tips the scales
If you take a look through Dick Craddock’s blog post from earlier this year, A short history of Hotmail , or A peek behind the scenes at Hotmail , by Arthur de Haan , you’ll see that Hotmail has experienced enormous growth since it started 15 years ago. Today it delivers a service that is localized to...
Wed, Apr 7 2010
Just say no to bogus Messenger invitations
Windows Live Messenger is both a powerful and fun communications tool for staying in touch with your friends, family and co-workers. It is a semi-enclosed environment where you can freely interact with the people you know and trust – the people in your network. Unfortunately, over the last couple...
Mon, Mar 29 2010
Turning off vacation replies to fight spam in Hotmail
We’ve posted quite a bit recently about the work we’re doing to prevent spam on Windows Live ( Just say no to bogus Messenger invitations , Preventing spam and phishing using e-mail authentication , Spam, phishing, and other annoyances , and Fighting the war on spam ). In our fight against spam, we sometimes...
Thu, Apr 8 2010
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