There are lots of reasons that I don’t want my Skype account to be secure. It has my professional contact details and conversations, this also has my personal contact too which I don’t want to be misused by anyone. This is the reason that I use a difficult password and try protecting my Skype account; you can say it was “hack-proof.”
Yes; you got it correct. I had that feeling because I was using a difficult password for protection and kept an eye for more security. But last weekend I realized that it started sending spam messages and I was unable to use it. My contacts were complaining about getting anonymous messages and calls from my Skype account.
I was taken aback; even after such difficult password and security features; my Skype account got compromised.
How this could happen?
How can I get rid of it?
How to increase the security of my Skype account?
This became a common problem for thousands of Skype users; they were unaware of the coming threat to their personal life. The first and foremost thing you should do instantly is to change your password of the account linked with your Skype account the moment you realize that your account compromised.
This is really needed to get rid of any further damage which happened earlier; now you need to think about future security too. I did it because I don’t want hackers to spoil my Skype account and network once again.
You can increase your Skype security with two more security checks. Here you can provide your mobile number and alternate email id so if anyone tries to get unauthorized access then you will be well-informed with such activities and can avoid it before any damage happen.
First, go the following link //secure.skype.com/portal/account/settings, and here make sure that hackers didn’t change anything. Now go to Account Setting and check if any unfamiliar linked account has been linked to your Skype account. If yes then click “Unlock” to remove it.
Keep updated with any such security alerts and change your account password frequently. Skype team is also there to help you and support you.