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Security notice: "lol is this your new profile pic?"

We have received reports of some malicious activity targeting a small number of Skype users with an instant message and link that says, “lol is this your new profile pic?”

This activity is another example of an Internet scam targeting Skype users that attempts to trick people into clicking on malware or malicious content. As a general word of caution, here are the steps to follow to avoid being scammed:

1. Keep your Skype up-to date to ensure latest security features.

2. Keep your PC or device security up to date with the latest anti-virus software

3. It’s never adviseable to click on suspicious or unusual files and links, even if it’s coming from people you know.

4. Check heartbeat or community for the latest news if unsure.

As always, we regularly encourage our users to only download the latest version of Skype from skype.com. This is done to not only to ensure our users are able to take advantage of new features and functionality, but also to make sure you are getting a genuine version of Skype, as we remain committed to providing the best quality and security to our users.

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