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Cybercriminals show Skype more love as Microsoft warms to it

Antone Gonsalves | Jan. 24, 2013
Shylock home-banking malware updated to take advantage of Skype, which will feature in Microsoft SharePoint and Office.

Companies can reduce their exposure by restricting employees to Skype Premium and installing the business version as soon as Microsoft releases one. The free consumer version is more vulnerable to attackers, because it does not have the same controls available to corporate IT departments, Yaneza said. In addition, companies should restrict plugins to only those approved in advance.

 

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