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Skype Password Reset Flaw Allows Hijacking of User Account

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Skype Password Reset Flaw Allows Hijacking of User Account

Microsoft, who acquired Skype last year, had to temporarily disable Skype.com Reset Password page due to the fact that, a user’s account could be taken over by someone who knows the e-mail address associated with their Skype account. The flaw was reported on a Russian website a few months but, Microsoft said they were notified earlier this morning of the flaw.

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They have made changes to the password reset process and the reset password page is now working properly.

The flaw allowed multiple Skype accounts to be registered with the same e-mail address. If someone knows the e-mail address associated with your Skype account, that person could register a new Skype account with it and take control of your account (hijack) by using the password reset page to change your password.

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