Microsoft's Hotmail/Outlook privacy hole


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A Hotmail address that I have is spammed and obviously got some of those random invites to be contacts on the messenger. Now I renamed that and made it an alias.

I used Live Messenger with another account and I added the now-alias as a contact. What displayed? The Windows Live ID the spammed alias is under.

So that Windows Live ID you never ever tell anyone and only use for logging in purposes gets found out by someone else by trying to friend the alias.