DarkGate malware targets Skype and Microsoft Teams
The so-called DarkGate malware not only attacks Skype accounts but also spreads through affected Microsoft Teams accounts.
Between July and September of this year, Skype accounts have been the target of attacks with the DarkGate malware, Trend Micro discovered. This malware enables the spread o... Read more
Microsoft patches zero-day vulnerabilities in Edge, Teams and Skype
Microsoft recently patched a number of zero-day vulnerabilities in its Edge browser, MS Teams for Desktop and Skype for Desktop, among others. These are vulnerabilities in the open-source libraries that the solutions use.
The first bug Microsoft has addressed has been labelled CVE-2023-4863. Thi... Read more
Microsoft rolls out AI chatbot Bing to mobile devices and Skype
Microsoft now allows mobile users to use the intelligent chatbot Bing on their devices. The tool is now available for iOS and Android. The tech giant is also integrating Bing into its communications service Skype.
Microsoft has added the new AI functionality to the mobile version of its Edge bro... Read more
Human rights organisations want stricter EU rules for WhatsApp and Skype
A coalition of human rights organisations is asking European lawmakers to set strict rules for WhatsApp and Skype. The organisations believe that some countries in the EU are weakening privacy rights.
The coalition consists of thirty human rights organisations, including Amnesty International an... Read more
Microsoft replaces React Native Skype with Electron version
Microsoft is replacing the React Native version of Skype with an Electron version. The company is also releasing further updates for Skype for Windows 10.
Microsoft has introduced a new update for Skype. With the latest update, the company is attempting to provide a unified experience for users ... Read more
Microsoft Teams and Skype users can call each other this month
A popular requested feature within Microsoft Teams is the ability to call Skype users (also a Microsoft service). Already announced in mid-2019, but availability was not known, till now. Microsoft is now announcing that the function will appear this month.
According to Microsoft's roadmap, users... Read more
Skype adds concepts and bookmarks to chat feature
Skype has added a series of improvements to its chat options, hoping to stand out from the competition. The message function now includes concepts and bookmarks.
The option for concepts works similar to e-mail. Users write a message, but don't send it yet. The message is then saved in the conversati... Read more
Microsoft lets people listen to recordings translation service Skype
Microsoft lets contractors' employees listen to audio recordings of Skype calls. These are specifically conversations that are translated with the Translate service. Also, voice commands to the intelligent voice service Cortana are listened to by human employees of the tech giant.
Skype's website do... Read more
Microsoft stops in summer 2021 with Skype for Business Online
Microsoft will stop using Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021. After that, users can use Teams for their business calls. New Office 365 customers will be put on Teams from September 1st this year, and will no longer be able to select the old service as an option.
Microsoft has been saying sin... Read more
Skype now supports group calls with 50 participants
Skype has doubled the number of people who can participate in an audio or video call at the same time. Now it is possible to call fifty people at the same time, compared to the 25 before. This goes beyond the possibilities of WhatsApp, Google Hangouts and Instagram, writes TechCrunch.
The update als... Read more