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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Skype account hijackings?


"We're still trying to understand how the attackers are commandeering the accounts. There are no reports of phishing emails or other attempts at social engineering. And the Skype client encrypts usernames and passwords during the login process, making a man-in-the-middle attack unlikely."

Skype ignores PayPal siphoning hijack scheme
Dan Goodin of The Register

Skype forum threads on this go back to late July 2008: Password changed while NOT on Skype; Skype account hacked, locked out.

We'll be asking Skype PR to comment.

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At September 3, 2008 at 2:41 AM , Anonymous Tropicaljantie said...

think about :

-dual login without notification

-forum skype ID is the same like all the other logins you use at

- existance of undocumented backdoors

- skype is an obfuscated blackbox

- i wonder what would happen if they would be audited by some high end telecom authorities. they are part of a us public listed company right ?


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