There’s an article in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet titled “Your boss can spy on your Skype session“.
From the article:
Andy Swärd discovered the security hole by accident. He was logged into the same Skype account on two computers and noticed that his chat messages showed up on both computers.
– Today it’s usual for companies to assign their employees Skype accounts. This means that your boss and your colleagues can monitor what you’re doing at work, he says.
IT and security “expert” Joakim von Braun is quoted in the article as saying: “Skype really should have better security for chats”.
This is an amazing discovery! I’ve been using this Skype feature for quite some time and never realized it’s actually a security hole… but then again, I’m not a security “expert”.
PS: Did you know that if someone has your email password, they can read your email?