Skype Phishing Attack Targets Remote Workers’ Passwords

This is yet another example of the cybercriminal bad guys taking advantage of a crisis situation and attempting to catch us with our collective guards down.  I know many in the business world are now nearly completely reliant upon Skype, Teams, WebEx, and Zoom to function on a daily basis, but that need to stay connected cannot supersede the sound security practices that protect data and keep us safe.

Remember this simple truth – if you get an email message regarding an issue with an online service or tool, stop and don’t click any email links.  Go directly to the website you know and trust from a browser.  Any messages or alerts sent via email will be there on the website waiting for you.  President Reagan’s montra is applicable and not cliché, Trust but verify.

Krebs – Skype Now Hides Your Internet Address

This move by Microsoft to IP addresses in Skype is somewhat intriguing given the wealth of information Windows 10 already harvests from its users.  I suppose Microsoft only wants to share data with its friends.  In all seriousness, it is a valuable, though somewhat small step to make Skype a little more secure.