Microsoft kills Hotmail HTTPS access in several countries
Posted Apr 5, 2011 21:50 UTC (Tue) by roelofs
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Yes it smells pretty fishy to me.
Granted, but there's at least one obvious way something similar might happen: if those happen to be the newest markets added (either because no such service existed there before or merely because they had previously been lumped into one or more regional or functional categories), one could imagine an enumerated list with the new entries at the end. It doesn't take a malicious act to have a leftover, overlooked, hardcoded conditional that compares the previous highwater mark rather than the new one.
No clue whether it's anything like that here, but it's frequently the case that country codes, language codes, character encodings, and the like are labelled with enums in i18n code and databases.
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