Serious Skype Vulnerability Found, Protect Your Account From It: Update -Now fixed

 

A serious Skype vulnerability got leaked today which allows hijacking of an user’s Skype account just by knowing his email address associated with the Skype account.

How to avoid hijacking:

Update: Microsoft Skype has taken down its password reset page which allowed the vulnerability and it will restore it after the investigation is done to protect users.

Update 2: Now fully fixed.

Skype’s Chaim Haas Senior Vice President, Technology, Emerging Media & Digital Strategy, has written us to let us know that  The Skype Password Vulnerability issue  has already been resolved and the password reset process has been updated so that it now works properly.

A revised official statement to this effect can be found at heartbeat.skype.com.

via: Reddit

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