Computers - Software Hardware : Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account using only your email address (updated)

Gorilla

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A new security hole has been discovered in Microsoft’s Skype that allows anyone to change your password and thus take over your account. The issue was first posted on a Russian forum two months ago and has been confirmed by The Next Web (we have not linked to any of the blogs or posts detailing the exploit because it is very easy to reproduce).


Update: Skype appears to have pulled its password reset page, stopping this flaw in its tracks (Confirmed, read below for details).


full story: http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/201...nt-using-only-your-email-address/?fromcat=all

Skype had a gaping security issue that was around for at least two months. This isn't looking like a good Q4 for them.
 

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full story: http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/201...nt-using-only-your-email-address/?fromcat=all

Skype had a gaping security issue that was around for at least two months. This isn't looking like a good Q4 for them.

This is the reason why those in the field have to be alert, this week Skype next week it could be my favorite search engine Google.
It happens and unpredictable, but I kind of sense something was going to happen.
Well, I do not use Skype as much as I should, now I am happy that I don't .
I'm still not out the woods though because I have contacts and no one has let me know if their accounts been affected yet.
 

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