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    News - Gaping security hole in Microsoft’s Skype patched today

    Warned three months ago by Russian security forum members, Microsoft acted tardily.
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    Re: News - Gaping security hole in Microsoft’s Skype patched today

    Doesn't it just blow your mind when these huge companies seem to not give a damn about its users.

    A third grader could 'hack' into an account if it was that easy, Jeebus if I had known if was that simple I would have disabled my Skype account until they fixed it. Ugggh come on Microsoft, sometimes I wish there was some real competition to Microsoft. I like Windows cos it works with everything, there's nothing else out there that can come even close with compatibility and Pc Games and devices and all that..

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    Re: News - Gaping security hole in Microsoft’s Skype patched today

    Does security really matter if Microsoft is happy to sell your details to 3rd parties? It seems that the real big security hole is the lack of ethical standards of companies these days.
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    Re: News - Gaping security hole in Microsoft’s Skype patched today

    We could see a brand new version of Skype when MSN Messenger is turned off in March. Seeing MSN Messenger go is a shame because some of the features that are free cost money in other apps including Skype. I'd turn to YIM if it wasn't for the fact their security track record is worse than Microsofts and no-one I know above the age of 20 uses it.


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    Re: News - Gaping security hole in Microsoft’s Skype patched today

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Does security really matter if Microsoft is happy to sell your details to 3rd parties? It seems that the real big security hole is the lack of ethical standards of companies these days.
    Can they do that?! I make sure to check the do-not-share-my-info box when signing up to things...

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    Re: News - Gaping security hole in Microsoft’s Skype patched today

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    Can they do that?! I make sure to check the do-not-share-my-info box when signing up to things...
    They think they can, and apparantly permissibility checkboxes are about as much use as a politician's promise: http://www.h-online.com/security/new...m-1745235.html
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    Re: News - Gaping security hole in Microsoft’s Skype patched today

    Sign up with fake ID and use disposable email addresses. No need to worry about the check boxes because the disposable email address will expire a cut off any spam. Enter a ton of competitions, sign up and download trial software... do whatever you want without attracting spam to your real identity or protected real email address.

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    Re: News - Gaping security hole in Microsoft’s Skype patched today

    This just fuels the fire of trying Chrome OS and only using windows for games.

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