Microsoft disabled hotlinks in their Messenger 09 (Messenger 14) product on November 13th, 2009.
There has been a recent spread of malicious links that can infect your computer with a virus and has prompted Microsoft to disable hotlinks in messenger. They recommend you upgrade to the latest version of messenger and that the disabled links are temporary.
If you are anything like me, you don’t want to be forced to do something that someone else imposes on you. The new messenger kind of sucks. Microsoft took out one of the best features – hand writing – so “upgrading” isn’t an option, at least not for me.
I have had my BlackBerry Torch 98000 since it’s release in the USA and brought it home to Canada. My network is currently Rogers and the Torch has been working without problem so far. I noticed Rogers had been pushing their apps to my phone (Zoompass, Rogers Store.. etc) over the last few days, likely to prepare for the Canadian Torch release.
Yesterday my phone’s data connection stopped working when using the network. When the phone is connected to WiFi, everything works perfectly fine – BBM, Browser, Google Maps, BerryBlab. I called my provider and was able to get them to push my service books out to the phone.
Unfortunately this only made things worse.