Microsoft Pulls Skype's Password Reset Page After Security Flaw Discovered

Microsoft has pulled the Skype reset password page as it searches to fix a security hole. Details of the flaw, which allows anyone to hijack a Skype user's account with just their email address, have been available on a Russian forum for a couple of months.

Skype released a statement this morning. "We have had reports of a new security vulnerability issue. As a precautionary step we have temporarily disabled password reset as we continue to investigate the issue further. We apologize for the inconvenience but user experience and safety is our first priority."

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  • McWayne

    Only a slightly bigger flaw then Skype handing over the information themselves, without requiring a warrant.