Skype Security Flaw Disrupts Password Resets

edited November 2012 in CRN Community

imageSkype Security Flaw Disrupts Password Resets

A Skype security glitch enables attackers to hijack the accounts of other users by changing passwords. Password resets are suspended while the issue is being addressed.

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  • Thanks for the article. We all need to be more proactive about our personal account security. One thing you failed to mention is taking advantage of the 2FA (2-Factor Authentication). Although it’s been around for a while, more and more sites are starting to offer and promote this option. 2-Factor Authentication to complete a transaction while shopping online wins every day. I feel suspicious when I am not asked to telesign into my account by way of 2FA, it just feels as if they are not offering me enough protection. I know some will claim this make things more complicated, but the slight inconvenience each time you log in is worth the confidence of knowing your info is secure. This should be a prerequisite to any system that wants to promote itself as being secure.
  • @Sertian Agreed. 2FA can be a hassel, and some folks I know are apprehensive about it because they lose their phones all the time. But it's better than most alternatives, considering most passwords and security questions can be broke by the greenest of hackers these days.
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