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+ - Skype Halts Password Resets as Massive Security Hole Discovered->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A massive security hole has been found in Microsoft's Skype application, where it is possible to gain access to a user's account by knowing nothing more than their email address.

It is then possible to gain access to the target's account, change their password and associated email address, and lock them out for good, as any password reset requests by them will be sent to the new email address, not theirs.

UPDATE: Skype has since shut down its password reset tool while it investigates the issue. The company told IBTimes UK: "We have had reports of a new security vulnerability issue."

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Skype Halts Password Resets as Massive Security Hole Discovered

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