Recently we saw details of a security hole with Skype. It was one that, according to the folks at The Next Web, was “very easy to reproduce.” And well, given the use of the ‘was’ in the above sentence, you have likely guessed that the issue has since been resolved. Suffice to say, that would be a correct guess. And given this security hole was based solely on knowing the email address of the person who’s account you were looking to take over — the fact that Skype reacted and fixed this so quick is very good news. Anyway, while most will tune out now that they no longer have to worry quite as much about their Skype account, we did want to share the message from the folks at Skype;
“Early this morning we were notified of user concerns surrounding the security of the password reset feature on our website. This issue affected some users where multiple Skype accounts were registered to the same email address. We suspended the password reset feature temporarily this morning as a precaution and have made updates to the password reset process today so that it is now working properly. We are reaching out to a small number of users who may have been impacted to assist as necessary. Skype is committed to providing a safe and secure communications experience to our users and we apologize for the inconvenience.”
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