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State Department shuts down its worldwide email amid hacking concerns

  1. Nearly a month after hackers broke into an unclassified computer network used by President Obama's top advisers, resulting in temporary disruptions to some services, the State Department has shut down its entire unclassified email system following a suspected security breach.
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  2. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +84

    Would not have happened if I was in charge if IT security :)
     
  3. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,309   +56

    Sure wish microsoft would fix outlook.com email. I don't see the purpose, but it won't let you access your email until it texts a verification code to a mobile phone. My phone was out of order for a month, but thanks to zte/att I just got it back with the touchpad replaced even tho I didn't ask them to do so, but microsoft"s outlook.com never sends the code to the mobile phone. Have not accessed that email for a month. Had this problem three months before with outlook.com when I couldn't understand what it wanted to send the access code. I think it had the wrong number on file that time, but I don't see microsoft's logic here. Just ask for the number like gmail does. I have one of my android apps on these servers, not that I have sold a one of that one, but production could be down by this flakeyness.
     

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