Skype was quick to act on resolving a bug which was reported earlier today when users raised concern around the password reset feature. As per the complaint received from the users and later confirmed by Skype, the social communication platform had a bug which allowed users to create a Skype account with the same email address as of other users. Hacker could then reset password of all accounts which are attached to that email address thus preventing the actual account owners from logging in using their account credentials.
A technology blog TG Daily reported that this bug was first located and mentioned in a Russian user forum which was then passed on to the Skype team. However as per the reports, Skype didn’t take it seriously until today when they started to receive complaints directly from the users. Anyway Skype acted quickly and resolved this bug within hours after the issue was reported. They initially took off the password reset page so as to prevent further hacking of genuine user accounts through email security flaw.
An official note from Skype confirmed that they have fixed this issue and now users can start accessing the password reset page to change their passwords. Now it seems that there cannot be more than one Skype account attached to one email address. The official note also stated “We are reaching out to a small number of users who may have been impacted to assist as necessary.
Skype is committed to providing a safe and secure communications experience to our users and we apologize for the inconvenience.” It was really a serious security flaw and Skype may take some time to fix the issues which would have happened to users due to this security flaw.