After years of mobile missteps, Skype gives the iOS app a major overhaul — but it might be too little, too late.
Millennials in the U.S. may spend more time on Skype than they do on WhatsApp, but the VoIP service still has a long way to go to become the dominant player.
With the all-digital currency bitcoin rising in value, hackers have redoubled their efforts to get at the money. Earlier this week, they hacked into a bitcoin bank. Today, Kaspersky Security reports that a malware scheme on Skype is taking over users’ machines to help them hunt for the currency online.
Google Hangouts, the video-chat app that originated within Google+, will begin allowing users to turn off the video feature and use audio only.
Several dozen rights groups have issued an open letter to Microsoft, asking the company to disclose how Skype user data is handled.
In mid-November, as reports emerged that Skype accounts could be hijacked if hackers know just the email address linked to the account, Google’s director of Web spam, Matt Cutts, was getting his account hacked, he learned today when he tried to log in again.
As part of a planned phase-out of Windows Messenger, the service’s users can now reach their contacts using Skype, Microsoft said today. Windows will retire Messenger everywhere except China in the first few months of 2013.
In an update of its desktop clients, Skype is boosting ease of use by supporting Facebook login and multiple chat windows.
Emails that appear to come from Skype administrators come with an attached ZIP file that can infect Windows machines, according to the security firm Sophos. The bogus email tells users that their Skype password has been changed.
A worm is sending messages through Skype instant messaging service, according to the security firm Sophos. The messages, which exploit Skype’s API to proliferate, pose as links to photos of the recipient. But they ultimately turn the user’s machine into part of a botnet.