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Skype Password Flaw Made Stealing Accounts Easy

•, by Ben Weitzenkorn
"[We] made updates to the password-reset process today so that it is now working properly," Skype said in a statement posted today (Nov. 14). "We are reaching out to a small number of users who may have been impacted to assist as necessary."

It's not clear when Skype, which was bought out by Microsoft last year, first learned about the flaw. But the video- and voice-chat service took down its password reset page, temporarily mitigating the threat as the software company worked toward a more permanent solution.

"We have had reports of a new security vulnerability issue," Skype said in an earlier version of its statement. "As a precautionary step we have temporarily disabled password reset as we continue to investigate the issue further." 

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