Skype News, Articles and Updates

Massive code rewrite may be required to patch Skype vulnerability

Skype is reportedly refusing to patch a security vulnerability in its updater process which could allow an attacker to gain system level privileges on a vulnerable computer.

British hacker jailed for cyber-attacks against Pokemon, Google, and Skype

A British computer hacker was arrested on charges stemming from launching thousands of cyber-attacks against firms, including Pokemon, Google and Skype.

ICYMI: Skype bug; Nomx slammed; Linus law down; Locky lives; LDAP DDoS

In Case You Missed It: Skype flaw Spyke; Nomx claims nixed; Linux law refuted? Locky's return; LDAP DDoS vector

Skype bug allows hackers to execute arbitrary code on victim's machine

Security researchers have discovered a flaw in Skype that could enable hackers to run code on a target system, phish for credentials and crash applications.

Russian anti-terrorism law allows security firms to hack Facebook Messenger, Skype, WhatsApp

A recently passed Russian law has given that country's security firms the green light to crack encrypted communications services.

ICYMI: TeamViewer control; Intel defence; Card cloner; Skype a vector; Cloud apps not GDPR ready

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at TeamViewer hijack; Intel's processor defence; 15 per sec cards cloned; Malware via Skype; Cloud apps not GDPR ready

Skype being used to distribute malware

Skype is being used to distribute QRAT malware to unsuspecting travellers looking for help on filling out US, travel documents.