Hackers can pre-hack your online accounts before you’ve even registered

    Thanks to a few features that weren’t well thought-through, cybercriminals can break into online accounts (opens in new tab) on some of the internet’s biggest platforms, without ever knowing the passwords. All they need to know, according to researchers investigating the matter, is the victim’s email address, and that is hardly a problem these days.

    Cybersecurity researchers from the Microsoft Security Response Center, together with independent researcher Avinash Sudhodanan, found a way to break into online accounts, basically by being the first there. 

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