Stolen Hotmail Accounts Reveal Many Simple Passwords

Bogdan Calin is a security researcher, who made that discovery after obtaining about ten thousand Windows Live Hotmail usernames and passwords last week. The data had been stolen, presumably by a phishing scam, and posted to PasteBin, a public website.

The scammers who posted the data also raided Yahoo Mail, AOL, and Gmail, in a study undertaken by the BBC. Their report disclosed that over twenty thousand accounts had been taken from the various providers, including the ten thousand Hotmail accounts that Calin investigated.

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Gmail Tips: How to work with search based approach of Gmail

Gmail has marshaled completely new way to access and manage e-mail. The following tricks and add-on will make working with Gmail still more enjoyable.

Use keyboard shortcuts: There is no need to use mouse each time you want to compose, open, label or search an e-mail message. The keyboard shortcuts will keep your inbox clean. To activate them, in Gmail settings open General tab and enable keyboard shotcuts.

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