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Skype hack steals accounts with nothing more than your email

Skype hack steals accounts with nothing more than your email

A Skype security flaw could allow rogue users to seize control of your account using nothing more than your email address, thanks to subpar recovery policies that can be easily gamed. The exploit depends on Skype's policy of reminding new sign-ups of any existing usernames they have previously registered, when they attempt to re-register using the same email address. According to The Next Web, with a minor amount of tinkering, it's possible to reset another user's password and thus grab hold of their account.

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Skype prepaid cards hit UK

Skype prepaid cards hit UK

Skype has rolled out prepaid cards for the UK market, making cellphone calls, text messaging, video calls, or WiFi hotspot access straightforward without a credit card. The new cards, which will be available in £10 and £20 values, will be offered at Asda, Currys, PC World, Sainsburys', and WHSmith across the UK, and can be used to pay for any of the VoIP client's premium services.

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Skype gets “always-on” feature for Windows Phone 8

Skype gets “always-on” feature for Windows Phone 8

This week Microsoft has announced that they're bringing on a whole new Skype app for their Windows Phone 8 app. This update allows Skype to be on always, or "always-on", as it were, not draining the battery as a normal app would. This is allowed quite simply because Microsoft owns the bulk of Skype, thus letting them work as close as possible with the developers running the show - integration as never before.

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Windows Phone 8 gets Live Apps for lock screen

Windows Phone 8 gets Live Apps for lock screen

This week Microsoft has introduced an update to Windows Phone 8 with a brand new set of features for their lock screen - starting with Live Apps. This update brings on a feature similar to what we're seeing with Windows 8, the desktop system being released here right at the same time as Windows Phone 8. Here with Live Apps comes a unique version of Facebook, made specifically for the Windows Phone 8 environment - personalization for your everyday first look at the smart mobile world.

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Skype v.6 released: Retina support and Facebook/Live Messenger integration

Skype v.6 released: Retina support and Facebook/Live Messenger integration

Skype has pushed out a new version for PC and Mac, v.6, which introduces Facebook Chat integration as well as Retina Display support for the OS X client. The updated VoIP and video calling app can now pull in Windows Live Messenger, Outlook.com, and Hotmail contacts, thanks to further Microsoft integration between its products, and in fact you no longer need a separate Skype account at all.

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Skype comes to Windows 8 with all new app

Skype comes to Windows 8 with all new app

Microsoft has already packed Windows 8 with a bunch of apps from the get-go, but one thing we haven't heard too much about is the company's Skype app for the new operating system. That all changed today, as Microsoft has officially unveiled its Skype for Windows 8 app, detailing all of the new features in a Big Blog post. Needless to say, if you're a Skype user who will be installing Windows 8 at the end of the week, you're in for a lot of new features.

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