Blog Posts Tagged with "Skype"

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It's Time for Transparency Reports to Become the New Normal

January 31, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A transparency report would allow Skype and Microsoft to set the record straight and permit users to make an informed decision about the surveillance risks they’ve taking when they use their product. With great user data comes great responsibility...

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New Variant of Shylock Banking Malware Spread via Skype

January 20, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The first version of the malware demonstrated an improved methodology for injecting code into browsers to remotely control the victim's device and an improved evasion technique to prevent detection by common antivirus software...

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Skype: serious vulnerability found

November 15, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The news is circulating with insistence on the net, Skype is suffering from a vulnerability that can expose its users to serious risks, due this reason it has suspended the password reset process.The Russian Blog Pixus.ru published a post where it described a workaround to hijack the accounts of the famous application...

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What is the Dorkbot Worm That is Attacking Skype Users?

October 12, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

What would happen if a malware compromises a communication system adopted daily by 663 million users? Security experts have issued an alert to Skype users about an ongoing attack that tries to induce them to click a link that spreads malware...

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SKYPE Privacy Flaw: What Happened?

May 20, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

We recently learned Skype has known about a bug that shows your IP address, which can let someone track you and your account down to the city level. How long have they known about it? According to one group - for 18 months. Sometimes online services providers just don’t care...

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Skype Malware Campaign Spreading Poison Ivy Trojan

May 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Malware researcher Dancho Danchev is reporting a widespread social engineering campaign on Skype that is spreading a variant of the Poison Ivy Trojan. Less than half of the 42 commercial antivirus solutions surveyed are able to detect the Trojan's signature...

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Skype in the Enterprise: Is Your Security Program Ready to Chat?

November 27, 2011 Added by:Brandon Knight

Beside the fact that it's possible to have a bit more confidence in how Skype traffic is encrypted, is there enough information now to make a fully-formed risk decision on whether or not to use Skype? It's useful to step back and evaluate the fuller picture in the context of your existing operations...

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Skype Vulnerable to HTML/JavaScript Code Injection

August 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Does it make sense to allow users to 'embed' HTML code in their Skype profile and especially in those 'phone number' fields? Also, there is no option to define any HTML code in Skype client. I was able to find those bugs with Linux Skype client. I guess they don't focus so much on that client..."

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Congress to Use Skype Despite Security Concerns

June 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Members of Congress will now be allowed to use Skype video conferencing on government networks. The announcement comes on the heels of revelations that Microsoft had filed a application in 2009 seeking to patent technology that allows for surreptitious recording of Skype transmissions...

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Skype IM (MAC OS X) - Is This The Zero-Day ?

May 08, 2011 Added by:Rohit Bansal

Skype fails to instantiate between the payloads that are sent as hyperlinks in the chat window. The attacker only requires a definitive payload to exploit this issue. Basically, we call it as a Skype Remote Scripting Injection...

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Skype Fixes Critical Android Application Vulnerability

April 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"After a period of developing and testing we have released a new version of the Skype for Android application onto the Android Market, containing a fix to the vulnerability reported to us. Please update to this version as soon as possible in order to help protect your information..."

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Privacy International Warns of Skype Security Concerns

March 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"If the company cannot address and resolve these issues for those who are seeking secure communications, then vulnerable users will continue to be exposed to avoidable risks. Skype's misleading security assurances continue to expose users around the world to unnecessary and dangerous risk..."

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Five Communications Channels Feds May Soon Wiretap

March 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

A central issue is the inability of new communications platforms to collect and store the kind of data law enforcement needs to pursue indictments, and current laws do not require the service providers to store the information. That may all change soon...

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Mobile Providers Must Tap Customer Knowledge

December 25, 2010 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

Mobile services providers need to build on their intimate knowledge of their customers to differentiate themselves and create compelling, affordable packages, or risk losing customers and revenue...

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