Possible hack of Microsoft accounts through Skype

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  1. lblb

    lblb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    Just letting people know of a possible security risk that seems very real if you have an MSN account (and I guess most Win 10 users do) and if you ever had a Skype account (even a long inactive one). Several users on Reddit are reporting that they have observed some worrisome activity or attempts at breach through this hack. Several fixes are suggested in the Reddit thread below. Good luck!

    See this thread on Reddit:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/c..._immediately_disable/?st=iwccjxfd&sh=54d6f296

    Also:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/5gn5k8/xpost_from_rsysadmin_check_your_recent_account/

    It was previously discussed on theverge:
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/8/13561024/microsoft-skype-baidu-linkedin-hack
     
  2. Katagiri

    Katagiri Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I got spam messages from my Boyfriend's Skype and he doesn't use his account for ages.
    Thanks for telling.
     
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