China Monitors Skype Users Through Keywords Alerts

China Monitors Skype Users Through Keywords Alerts

China obviously keeps a close eye on its internet users and doesn’t like to tolerate political dissent, even in the cyber space. Interestingly, Microsoft is apparently enabling the country to keep track of its Skype users and be alerted every time any Chinese user makes use of a ‘suspicious’ keyword.

By On March 9, 2013 Respond
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Marriages Over Skype Open Up Legal Issues For Immigration Authorities

Marriages Over Skype Open Up Legal Issues For Immigration Authorities

With the advance in technology and the world literally becoming a global village, marriages too have taken a hit. Where once couples would be besides one another in a wedding ceremony, tools such as Skype have made it possible for them to be ‘virtually’ together and be married online. However, this poses a number of problems to the immigration authorities.

By On March 7, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Brings MSN Messenger One Step Closer To Skype

Microsoft Brings MSN Messenger One Step Closer To Skype

Microsoft had earlier announced that it would be pulling the plug on its MSN Messenger by March 15. Alongside the announcement, the company also hinted that it may transport the MSN Messenger user base on to Skype. The company has divulged more details to that end.

By On February 17, 2013 Respond
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Skype Refuses To Reveal Whether Or Not It Leaks User Conversations

Skype Refuses To Reveal Whether Or Not It Leaks User Conversations

Skype has, for long, withstood the pressure from governments all around the world demanding it to reveal user conversations. In fact, some time back, Skype even boasted that its architecture is such that it can’t even do so even if it tried. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore and Skype refuses to reveal whether or not it is cooperating with governments in order to reveal user conversations.

By On January 25, 2013 Respond
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Shylock Banking Malware Updated To Spread Through Skype

Shylock Banking Malware Updated To Spread Through Skype

Shylock is a banking malware that was discovered back in 2011 and targets banking details of the infected machines. The malware had been in the eyes of security researchers for a while and they have deemed it quite dangerous, given that it is regularly updated by its authors. Shylock has now been equipped with a new plugin which allows it to spread via Skype.

By On January 22, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Positioning Skype To Replace Xbox Live Voice Chat

Microsoft Positioning Skype To Replace Xbox Live Voice Chat

Ever since Microsoft acquired Skype, it has tried hard to improve the chat client and vest it deeper into its wider services ecosystem. In fact, according to multiple reports and the hints divulged by Microsoft itself, the company may soon replace Xbox Live chat service with Skype altogether, bringing Skype straight to users’ living rooms.

By On January 18, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Pulls The Plug On MSN Messenger, Ending A Chat Era

Microsoft Pulls The Plug On MSN Messenger, Ending A Chat Era

Once upon a time, MSN Messenger was the rage of the internet. People would flock to their dial-up internet connections to fire up the messenger and start chatting their hours away, keeping a stash of scratch cards close by to feed in more hours to the connection. March 15 will mark the definitive end of that era as Microsoft will finally pull the plug on MSN Messenger.

By On January 13, 2013 Respond
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FBI Wiretraps Skype Chats, Facebook Likes To Monitor Alleged Terrorists

FBI Wiretraps Skype Chats, Facebook Likes To Monitor Alleged Terrorists

Internet is, without a doubt, the key mode of communication for billions of people. However, the debate about online privacy and privacy rights hasn’t concluded yet. In a recent case, FBI seems to have wiretrapped Skype chats of suspected individuals, a revelation that has stirred privacy activists.

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The Race To Develop VoIP Monitoring Technology Is On

The Race To Develop VoIP Monitoring Technology Is On

Governments around the globe consider VoIP a threat since they can’t intercept it. VOIP-Pal, a USA-based company, is offering a solution to legally intercept VoIP calls.

By On November 26, 2012 Respond
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Skype Fixes Security Hole Hours After Reports Surface, Overhauled Password Reset Process

Skype Fixes Security Hole Hours After Reports Surface, Overhauled Password Reset Process

The vulnerability which let the hacking of Skype accounts simply through a password request token was first noted by a Russian blog two months ago, but was noticed by major media outlets only yesterday.

By On November 15, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Undo Merge Between Skype And Microsoft Account

[Tutorial] How To Undo Merge Between Skype And Microsoft Account

Microsoft is prompting users of Windows Live Messenger to merge their Skype accounts with Microsoft accounts. Many people don’t pay too much attention to this, but be advised that once these two accounts are linked, there are small chances you can undo this process. But if you really need to reverse it, follow the steps below to make a request to Skype support to make the changes.

By On November 14, 2012 Respond
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Skype Preview Available For Windows Phone 8

Skype Preview Available For Windows Phone 8

Microsoft yesterday released a preliminary version of its Skype VoIP client for smartphones running on Windows Phone 8, and while it’s still a preview version, it is completely functional and offers a few great features which you may want to try.

By On November 13, 2012 Respond
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‘Skype In The Workspace’ Comes Out Of Beta, Allows Business Networking

‘Skype In The Workspace’ Comes Out Of Beta, Allows Business Networking

Microsoft has been testing out ‘Skype in the Workspace’ for quite some time and after a beta run, the company has launched it to the users on Thursday. The product is an excellent way for businesses and entrepreneurs to discover each other online and collaborate through various tools.

By On November 10, 2012 Respond
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Skype For Windows 8 Arrives On October 26

Skype For Windows 8 Arrives On October 26

Microsoft is gearing up for the big launch of Windows 8 in this week. To that end, the company has announced that it will pre-install Skype for Windows 8 on ‘the top 12 Windows OEMs’ machines.’ This version of Skype has been specifically developed for the unique interface of Windows 8.

By On October 23, 2012 Respond
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New Skype Worm Installs Ransomware, Spreads Botnet Links

New Skype Worm Installs Ransomware, Spreads Botnet Links

In the past, a number of Skype vulnerabilities have been uncovered, many of which have been patched by Skype. However, hackers have now started using a new way of exploiting Skype users. This time, they are using social engineering skills to fool the users into clicking nefarious links which eventually install ransomware on users’ machines.

By On October 9, 2012 Respond
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