Security alert: Skype is saving your details in plain text in the database.

Skype is saving account details in plain text in their database. You don’t need to be a hacker to see this and it is surely a worrying thing to know that anyone who has access to your computer and knows how to use some random databse reading programs like SQ Lite, can read your messages in Skype.

The guys at explain how you do it:
– navigate to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Skype\your-skype-id
– extract SQ Lite in that folder (RAR is here)/ website
– then follow the steps from Hackyard to read your data (basically open main.db and then use SELECT [field] FROM [db table] )

It is THAT simple.

You can see email details of your contacts, private messages that were sent, time and date of those messages. Basically, a skilled hacker can read out all your Skype messages and history.

Guys, make sure no one has access to your computer, buy or use an antivirus program and watch out for ani viruses that may lurk in your computer.

Stay safe!

One Response to “Security alert: Skype is saving your details in plain text in the database.”

  1. 🙂 again Microsoft show us how lame they are when talking about security and privacy..