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Serious Security Flaw Discovered in Skype

Posted on November 15, 2012
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A member of a Russian tech forum posted that he spotted a serious security hole in Skype. In fact, he revealed that anyone can hack any Skype account just by using the e-mail address of the account owner. We’re unsure whether he found it by accident, but all Skype chatters (and even Microsoft) should be concerned about it.

The user listed how to exploit the security flaw and it turned out to be very simple even to the most casual Skype users. Register a new Skype account using the e-mail address of the victim. Obviously, the program will say such an address has already been used, but continue filing the registration nonetheless. Log in with your new profile and add your own e-mail address as an additional one.

After which, log in to the Skype client and delete all cookies. Finally, use Skype’s password reset form to change the passwords of all profiles tied to the victim’s e-mail address. With that, you have just hacked another person’s Skype account and is now vulnerable from being exploited.

Read more about it on our affiliate blog, YS.com.

Source: Teqno-Logical

 
 

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