"Hotmail sent a message containing a malicious link to all of his contacts"
Most likely, the user is at fault here. Does he really think it was Hotmail who sent him the message? Seriously?
I get messages every so often on Hotmail claiming to be an admin of some sort, or "Hotmail Team" who wants to know my username and pass
or else my account will be deleted. Does anyone fall for this? Maybe so..
In any case, a pc magazine editor shouldn't be falling for this kind of stuff, not so late in the game anyway.
As a matter of fact, I still have a Hotmail account! (The horrors) I keep nothing of importance there and have had it since the 90s,
before MS bought them. The pw is in lowercase, it's a dictionary term - all that would make you
think I've been 'hacked' numerous times. But no! Not even once - I just don't go clicking every bloody email with the
subject "Hotmail Team". It's still clean as a whistle.
I'm aware that MS is not winning the local popularity contest and I got no qualms with that, as I also have my own reasons for wanting to stick
it to them - but this is bordering on silliness. We all know it's the user, no matter how much we'd like the system to be at fault.