Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls – VICE

Contractors working for Microsoft are listening to personal conversations of Skype users conducted through the app’s translation service, according to a cache of internal documents, screenshots, and audio recordings obtained by Motherboard. Although Skype’s website says that the company may analyze audio of phone calls that a user wants to translate in order to improve […]

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THE BASICS: What is Skype ?

Skype is a internet based messaging service, best know for its free video calling service. It is still widely used but more popular applications are now also providing the same services as Skype meaning it isn’t attracting as many new users as the other services. One advantage it has is that it has a PC […]

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lokibot banking trojan malware & ransomware

LokiBot – Android banking malware that turns into ransomware

New Android banking trojan malware called “LokiBot” comes with ransomware capabilities which are triggered if the user tries to disable the malware’s admin rights or when victims try to remove it. Once the ransomware feature is activated, LokiBot “encrypts” all of the victims’ data. The malware is also capable of stealing victims’ contacts, reading and sending SMS messages and […]

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Skype on Android Vulnerabilities

According to a post at Android Police, confirmed by Skype, the Android version of the popular VoIP app exposes extensive user data. The Android Police report says user IDs, phone numbers, chat logs, and other data is exposed by the vulnerability. User data is stored unencrypted in sqlite3 databases, and Skype for Android uses improper […]

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