• A security flaw in Skype can allow an attacker to gain system-level privileges in PCs

    11 monthes ago - By WMPoweruser

    A new security vulnerability in Skype for Windows desktop was revealed yesterday. Skype desktop app comes with its own updater tool that periodically runs to keep the Skype app up to date. When an update is available, Updater tool copies/extracts another executable as “%SystemRoot%\Temp\SKY.tmp” and executes it using the command line “%SystemRoot%\Temp\SKY.tmp” /QUIET. A security researcher...
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  • A major bug is forcing Microsoft to rebuild Skype for Windows

    11 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Skype has fallen foul of a security flaw that can allow attackers to gain system-level privileges to vulnerable computers, Microsoft has confirmed. However, the company won't immediately fix the issue because doing so would require a complete code ov...
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  • Microsoft Issues Security Patch Update for 14 New Critical Vulnerabilities

    11 monthes ago - By The Hacker News

    Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for this month falls the day before the most romantic day of the year.
    Yes, it's Valentine's, and the tech giant has released its monthly security update for February 2018, addressing a total of 50 CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, web browsers and other products.
    Fourteen of the security updates are listed as critical, 34
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  • Microsoft Won't Patch a Severe Skype Vulnerability Anytime Soon

    11 monthes ago - By The Hacker News

    A serious vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft-owned most popular free web messaging and voice calling service Skype that could potentially allow attackers to gain full control of the host machine by granting system-level privileges to a local, unprivileged user.
    The worst part is that this vulnerability will not be patched by Microsoft anytime soon.
    It's not because the flaw is
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