1. W Hoa's Avatar
    A Skype security flaw could allow rogue users to seize control of your account using nothing more than your email address, thanks to subpar recovery policies that can be easily gamed. The exploit depends on Skype’s policy of reminding new sign-ups of any existing usernames they have previously registered, when they attempt to re-register using the same email address. According to The Next Web, with a minor amount of tinkering, it’s possible to reset another user’s password and thus grab hold of their account.

    Skype has given us the following statement:

    “We have had reports of a new security vulnerability issue. As a precautionary step we have temporarily disabled password reset as we continue to investigate the issue further. We apologise for the inconvenience but user experience and safety is our first priority”

    Skype hack steals accounts with nothing more than your email - SlashGear
    11-14-12 10:26 AM
  2. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Ooh bad news for Skype users.
    11-14-12 10:31 AM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Bit of a problem.
    I use Skype at home but not on my devices.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
    11-14-12 12:28 PM
  4. jasonvan9's Avatar
    microsofts legendary security at play already?

    jokes aside, sorry to anyone who has been affected by this
    11-14-12 12:38 PM

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