The Dorkbot/Rodpicom worm, which spreads via messaging applications and leads to additional malware infections, is currently doing rounds on Skype and MSN Messenger, warns Fortinet.
Skype users should be careful when using the service these days.
A group of researchers from the Institute of Telecommunications of the Warsaw University of Technology have devised a way to send and receive messages hidden in the data packets used to represent silences during a Skype call.
Skype has temporarily disabled its password reset function while it was investigating reports about a vulnerability that has been misused to hijack users' accounts, but the function is now available again as they claim to have fixed the problem.
Last week reports came out stating that the Dorkbot worm is now targeting Skype users.
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