Microsoft confirmed a flaw in its password-recovery process that lets hackers change passwords used by customers of its Passport online-identity service. Analysts say an attack could have exposed customers' personal data, including credit-card numbers. Microsoft says it shut down user access to its Passport password-reset service shortly after it learned of the flaw and has since fixed the problem.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
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