Friday June 06, 2014

Unencrypted Skype Data Represents Security Risk

Full name, birthday, phone numbers, email addresses and complete chat transcripts? Yeah, I think Microsoft might want to look into this. eek!

Skype keeps personally identifiable information (PII) and chat transcripts in an unencrypted file, on the local system. That statement in and of itself is the risk. Let’s look a little further into the file of concern: main.db. Could they have chosen a more obvious name for this database?

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