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.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.