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Passport Flaw Fixed

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.

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