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Skype account hijack technique may affect all users

Courtesy Violet Blue for Zero Day, ZDNet Blog


According to security researcher @TibitXimer (A.K.A. Dylan) his Skype account was stolen six times, and now claims all Skype user accounts are vulnerable to the same fate due to Skype’s flimsy account recovery practices – which are especially thin, as he discovered the hard way, when contacting customer service.

When he contacted Skype support, reps didn’t appear to acknowledge that the issue was immediate… and repeating.

Perhaps that is because his account had been hijacked through basic social engineering techniques and not hacked – as then he learned that the problem was with contacting customer service itself.

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