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Everything you ever wanted to know about passwords, and some things you didn't!

Today's guest blogger is Matthew De Beer, who is a Product Feedback Analyst here at Skype. Take it away, Matthew! How about we talk about password security? If that sentence made you roll your eyes and start looking for a… Read more

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… Read more

How to Identify and Deal with Scam Emails and Phishing Attempts

One of the topics we hear about from our users is malicious email contact from individuals impersonating Skype. Recently, we posted some helpful tips on avoiding malicious contact in the form of unwanted Skype calls, and today we're following that up with some tips on how to protect yourself from emails with malicious intent. Read more

Skype Chain Letter

We have received reports of a chain letter circulating around the Internet asking Skype users not to upgrade to the newest version of Skype. This letter is another example of an Internet scam that attempts to trick people into paying… Read more

Merchant Risk Council award

We are delighted to share that Skype has won the 2012 Merchant Risk Council Spotlight award, recognizing our innovative and industry leading approach to managing risk. The MRC is a group of preeminent risk professionals brought together by the goal… Read more

Explaining the Cross Site Scripting Bug in Skype for Windows [RESOLVED]

Updated July 20, 2011 – This issue is now resolved. Currently, there is a Cross Site Scripting (XSS) bug present in the Skype Home area of the Skype for Windows client. Cross Site Scripting (XSS) is a problem where someone… Read more

Today's Skype for Mac update

Earlier today, we published another update for Skype for Mac users. This latest version (5.1.0.935) includes all of the security fixes from our April 14th release (5.1.0.922), as well as some additional product fixes. Now that this update has finished… Read more

Security Vulnerability in Mac Client Has Been Addressed

Last month, we were contacted by Pure Hacking, a group of ethical hackers in Australia, who reported what they believed to be a zero-day vulnerability in Skype for Mac 5.x. This vulnerability, which they blogged about earlier today, is related… Read more