Do you know the most widespread security incident in the history of the Web? It was in 1999 Hotmail account was hacked. Hackers revealed a security flaw in Hotmail which lead anybody to log into any Hotmail account using the password ‘eh’. And again in 2001 Hotmail have to compromised, the hackers come to know that anyone login to Hotmail account can cull messages from any other Hotmail account by crafting a URL with the second account’s username and a valid message number. There were millions of accounts to tampering between August 7, 2001 and August 31, 2001.
Still, E-mailing is the fastest and most secure way of communication and data transfer, if one knows how to keep it secure. Hotmail password and secret answer are the key tools that can always saves your contact person and your data online.
Passwords may not be unique to an individual user, no matter how low the chances are for two users to have a same set of letters and/or digits. However, an email ID is always provided one-ID-to-one-account. And, the combination of the email address and the password restricts the use of an account to an individual or a group of individuals who know(s) it.
Hotmail password is a set of keys that is required to access your Hotmail email and/or messenger. One has to select a password while creating hotmail account. In the early days, less people were using emails, and the passwords are rarely similar. But, as the number of users grew, the chances of similarity also increased. Hence, to make a password standout from that of others or lets say to make it stronger; upper cases, spaces and numbers are also asked to include in the password. Moreover, a strength meter is also placed alongside to figure out the distinction of the password typed.
A secret answer is also a type of combination used to identify an individual, mostly when the email is used in some unknown device or when password is to be changed or when you forget your password and try resetting password. It ensures that the user who is trying to access an account is the account owner, not hackers who are trying to hack upon someone else Hotmail account. A secret answer consists of a preset or user modifiable question(s) that the users have to answer while resetting hotmail account. It is like the secondary line of defense to maintain secrecy of the account after the password.
However, the combinations should not be forgotten or you might end up being stranger to your own account. I prefer questions the answer to which I am well familiar with. And, this just might save your day.