Skype pulls password reset page over major security hole

By Jos
Nov 14, 2012
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  1. Reports have emerged about a security hole in Skype's password recovery mechanism that allowed any account to be hijacked knowing only the username and email address. The Next Web first reported the issue...

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  2. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 456   +54

    Great. Another reason why I'm reluctant to move from WLM to Skype. Doesn't really give one a lot of confidence.
  3. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 503   +42

    Why no confidence? A fault was found and promptly fixed.
  4. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,599   +369

    A fault was found for an industry standard practice that should have been pretty solid to begin with... particularly from a service and provider as big as skype!
  5. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    "The Next Web says that the flaw had been previously reported to Microsoft but it wasn?t until it became public that they decided to take action. "

    No link to that story? I don't recall it even being talked about anywhere else. I thought MS was taking security much more seriously these days. Some details would be nice.

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