Skype Still Vulnerable

Post Reply
Jazspeak
Posts: 7295
Joined: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:20 pm

Skype Still Vulnerable

Post by Jazspeak » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:37 pm

Despite efforts by Skype to address recent security issues it seems that Skype is still vulnerable.

See hxxp://www.techstagram.com/2013/03/22/skype-exploit

(The blog is safe to visit but lacks an easily accessible Privacy Policy)

Jicé
Posts: 329
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:01 am

RE: Skype Still Vulnerable

Post by Jicé » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:32 pm

Thank you @ Jazspeak for sharing this information.
I was not aware of this issue. Amazing, indeed that Microsoft did not provide a solution to this problem, especially as "Messenger" and "Skype" are currently merging.

hotdoge3
Posts: 1638
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:14 pm

RE: Skype Still Vulnerable

Post by hotdoge3 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:18 am

http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/techstagram.com/

TECHSTAGRAM.COM SAFETY REPORT
The website was registered 1 month ago, surf with cautious.

Ivan Blue
Posts: 201
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:54 pm

RE: Skype Still Vulnerable

Post by Ivan Blue » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:20 pm

Thanks for sharing and now I'm worrying that whether I should combine my hotmail contacts to Skype or not :/

hotdoge3
Posts: 1638
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:14 pm

RE: Skype Still Vulnerable

Post by hotdoge3 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:18 am

don't think Skype is Vulnerable have a looks all good

https://secunia.com/advisories/

http://www.vupen.com/english/security-advisories/

https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin

http://www.securityfocus.com/

Jazspeak
Posts: 7295
Joined: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:20 pm

RE: Skype Still Vulnerable

Post by Jazspeak » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:36 am

<quote user="hotdoge3">
"don't think Skype is Vulnerable..."
[/quote]

The vulnerability described in the OP is not what I would regard as critical because a hacker using the vulnerability can only gain IP addresses, and since many Skype users have dynamic IP addresses then the next change of IP address by the Internet provider will reduce or negate the potential misuse of the discovered IP addresses. It is those with static IP addresses who would seem to be most likely to be vulnerable.

Guest

RE: Skype Still Vulnerable

Post by Guest » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:39 am

<quote user="i.w.">Thanks for sharing and now I'm worrying that whether I should combine my hotmail contacts to Skype or not :/[/quote]
A word of advice, combining accounts is purely a convenience for the holder but the real benefit is gained by those who gather data. I personally keep all my accounts seperate for security and privacy's sake.

As for Skype, I use it to chat to gaming friends via VOIP only. That account was registered using a disposable email address which also acts as a spam trap too. The less Skype know about me, the better imo.


Jazspeak
Posts: 7295
Joined: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:20 pm

RE: Skype Still Vulnerable

Post by Jazspeak » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:48 am

<quote user="issviews">
"A word of advice...The less Skype know...the better..."
[/quote]

Good advice.

I too tend to use Skype only VOIP, and if I want or need to use it for video conferencing then I only connect the webcam for the call-time and then disconnect the webcam so that it can't be used to spy on me or my environment. I am also very wary of the window and desktop file sharing in Skype and have only used that feature a couple of times. Oh yes, and I don't allow Skype to startup with the OS at bootup. Other than that Skype can be quite useful, especially for making free international VOIP calls.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: namritabneha and 4 guests