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Skype Finally Adds End-to-End Encryption for Private Conversations

Skype Finally Adds End-to-End Encryption for Private Conversations

January 11, 2018Mohit Kumar
Good news for Skype users who are concerned about their privacy. Microsoft is collaborating with popular encrypted communication company S...
Critical Skype Bug Lets Hackers Remotely Execute Malicious Code

Critical Skype Bug Lets Hackers Remotely Execute Malicious Code

June 27, 2017Mohit Kumar
A critical vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft-owned most popular free web messaging and voice calling service Skype that cou...
5-year-old Skype Backdoor Discovered — Mac OS X Users Urged to Update

5-year-old Skype Backdoor Discovered — Mac OS X Users Urged to Update

December 14, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Those innocent-looking apps in your smartphone can secretly spy on your communications or could allow hackers to do so. Hard to believe...
Skype leaves Sensitive User Data Unencrypted Locally On Computers

Skype leaves Sensitive User Data Unencrypted Locally On Computers

April 29, 2014Swati Khandelwal
An application should always encrypt users' sensitive data, either it is local or stored on company servers, but still many popular...
Skype's Official Twitter, Facebook and Blog Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Skype's Official Twitter, Facebook and Blog Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

January 01, 2014Mohit Kumar
Happy 2014.. We are back with first hacking story of the year - SKYPE " Stop Spying " . Yes Skype Got hacked last night by an infa...
Warning: "A new message from Skype Voicemail Service" spam leads to Zeus Malware

Warning: "A new message from Skype Voicemail Service" spam leads to Zeus Malware

November 29, 2013Wang Wei
Skype has been targeted by cyber criminals again this week. Users are receiving a new Spam Email with subject “ You received a new message f...
Microsoft handed over encrypted messages key and Skype calls access to NSA

Microsoft handed over encrypted messages key and Skype calls access to NSA

July 11, 2013Mohit Kumar
New top secret documents provided by Edward Snowden exposed that Microsoft worked hand-in-hand with the United States government and handed...
After Viber, Saudi Arabia threatens to block WhatsApp and Skype

After Viber, Saudi Arabia threatens to block WhatsApp and Skype

June 18, 2013Mohit Kumar
Viber was blocked last week for non-compliance by The government of Saudi Arabia and Now they may move to block Skype and WhatsApp in th...
Does Microsoft spy on Skype conversations?

Does Microsoft spy on Skype conversations?

May 24, 2013Anonymous
Skype … once upon a time a VOIP application considered very secure and wiretap-proof, it was the common belief that no one could intercept ...
Malware that turns computers into Bitcoin miners

Malware that turns computers into Bitcoin miners

April 09, 2013Mohit Kumar
Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new spam message campaign being transmitted via Skype contains malware capable of usin...
Rodpicom Botnet spreading via Skype and MSN Messenger

Rodpicom Botnet spreading via Skype and MSN Messenger

February 10, 2013Mohit Kumar
Malwares are getting updated during the age of social networking. FortiGuard Labs researchers have discovered a new malware called ' Ro...
Shylock banking malware spreads via Skype

Shylock banking malware spreads via Skype

January 18, 2013Mohit Kumar
The banking Trojan known as Shylock has been updated with new functionality, including the ability to spread over Skype. The program was...
SkypeHide to Send secret messages into silence of Skype Calls

SkypeHide to Send secret messages into silence of Skype Calls

January 07, 2013Wang Wei
Polish Researchers have discovered a clever way to send secret messages during a phone call on Skype. We know that, by default skype calls u...
Skype Illegally handed over data of alleged Anonymous Paypal Hacker

Skype Illegally handed over data of alleged Anonymous Paypal Hacker

November 06, 2012Mohit Kumar
Dutch media report   Skype has Illegally (without court order) distributed a 16 years old user's personal information including user nam...