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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account


It looks like Skype has another big hole in their security. According to reports, a security hole makes Skype accounts vulnerable to hijacking. The security hole allows unauthorized users with knowledge of your Skype-connected email address to change the password on your Skype account, thus gaining control of it.

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Re: Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account

I am a bit confused. If you have to use the victim's email address, doesn't this mean you have to know that password too? Since if you don't you don't get the reset password and thus control of the account in question?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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Re: Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account

just glancing at the actual article:

"No access to the victim's inbox is required one just simply needs to know the address"
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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Re: Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account

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just glancing at the actual article:

"No access to the victim's inbox is required one just simply needs to know the address"
Please read the article and let me know if you still think that makes sense.
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Re: Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account

I don't Skype or haven't as of yet..
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Re: Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account

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Please read the article and let me know if you still think that makes sense.
I never claimed it made sense. I don't get it either.
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Re: Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account

Context. Up to that point the author has been talking about how the vulnerability deals with only needing the target victims "email address". The guy just forgot or didn't see the point in specifying again that "No access to the victim's inbox is required one just simply needs to know the email address".

In any case, HERE is the original blog that posted the security flaw. Interesting read, and you'll see why it was so damn easy to do.
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Re: Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account

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Context. Up to that point the author has been talking about how the vulnerability deals with only needing the target victims "email address". The guy just forgot or didn't see the point in specifying again that "No access to the victim's inbox is required one just simply needs to know the email address".

In any case, HERE is the original blog that posted the security flaw. Interesting read, and you'll see why it was so damn easy to do.
ok, it makes more sense now. Thanks.
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Re: Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account

It just wasn't explained properly. That blog you linked to gives step by step instructions, purely "for educational purposes only. The blog author is in no way responsible for any misuse of the information provided." - of course! So it is (or was) possible without knowing the original email password after all.
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