Access My Skype Account
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY SKYPE ACCOUNT WAS HACKED
by: Omri ToppolNov 06,2016 This guide will help you secure your Skype account in case you suspect it is being accessed by a hacker. Note that these days Skype uses Microsoft Live accounts to manage users.
This means that your Skype username and password are basically Microsoft Live accounts. On following the steps in that tutorial, then coming back here to perform more Skype-specific actions to ensure your account is secure.
USING MULTIPLE SKYPE ACCOUNTS
We see that some people use more than one Skype account. They use one account for their professional communication needs and the other account is used to connect with their friends and family.
But it is difficult to access two or more Skype accounts at the same time. Not know how to run multiple Skype instances simultaneously techsgig.com
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There are some Software like Multi Skype Launcher, Seaside Multi Skype Launcher and others that can help you access different Skype accounts in my computer, I have followed some simple steps to get into my two Skype accounts at the same time.
STEP ONE: REMOVING CONTACTS
When you first joined Skype you may have added contacts in two ways: either by allowing access to your Address Book and letting Skype auto-add your contacts or by manually adding contacts.
Any contacts click or tap remove. For those mobile-first users though, when you installed the app it requested access to your phone contacts, so that you could quickly and process where Skype looks for your contacts and adds the ones it can find on the service.
Instead, Skype uploads your entire contact list to their servers. Ostensibly this is done to let you know when one of your friends joins Skype. However, despite my best attempts, I was unable to remove contacts that were not associated with my Microsoft or Outlook.com account.
CHECK YOUR OTHER ACCOUNTS
Has SOMEONE HACKED MY FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, or my Gmail? If you are re-using your password in other websites, such as Gmail or iCloud sure you are still able to log into these services.
Attackers often of the victim!
RUN AN ANTI-VIRUS ON YOUR COMPUTER
computers. If your machine is infected, changing the password will not help, as the malware will capture the new password and send it to the hacker. There is no guarantee that an anti-virus will be able to identify the try.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT AND YOU BELIEVE THIS IS THE
RESULT OF A HACKER, DO THE FOLLOWING:
CHECK YOUR OTHER ACCOUNTS
Make sure that you still have access to the E-mail account associated with your Microsoft Live/Skype account. If you are using the same password, change it as soon as possible.
Do so on any other online account that shares the same password as your Skype account. If you are unable to access your E-mail address as well you may try to recover it. Check out our guides for Gmail and Yahoo.
HOW TO OPEN MULTIPLE SKYPE INSTANCES IN WINDOWS
If you are a Windows 7 user, first you need to check your system type, whether it is 32-bit operating system or 64-bit operating system. How can you check this? Right-click on My Computer icon > Click on Properties.
You can find the system type under the system. Once you find out the version of your operating system, you can follow the suitable command for your OS. The remaining process will be same for these two types of system except the command itself. Open the run command box by using the Win + R key combination Now, execute the following command from the Run command box. Make sure [Access Multiple Skype Accounts Simultaneously in 64-bit Operating System] installed Skype.
A new Skype window will appear in front of you. So, now you can get two Skype Windows and you can easily access both accounts simultaneously. By following this process, you can run multiple Skype accounts from your laptop or desktop with windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system. Therefore, no need to store unnecessary software to ACCESS MULTIPLE
REVIEW ACCOUNT SETTINGS
Go to https://secure.skype.
com/portal/account/settings and go over your account settings to make sure nothing has been changed. Hackers may attempt to change some of the details or link accounts that they control to your Skype, in order to maintain access to your account even after the password has been changed. Specifically, go over the your Skype.
If such an account exists, you can click that the primary E-mail address is indeed yours. If you need to, you can change the primary E-mail address by clicking
GO OVER YOUR ACTIVITY
One of the reasons hackers try to gain access to Skype accounts is for free phone calls.
Go to https://secure.skype.com/account/usage to review your usage of Skype. If you see suspicious activity, contact Skype Customer Service team by clicking here. If you see any outgoing calls to any of your service providers, such as your bank, contact them as well to make sure the hacker can identify which organization was contacted by searching the phone numbers on Google.
MULTIPLE SKYPE ACCOUNTS ON SINGLE WINDOWS COMPUTER
There are two way to use Multiple accounts on your Windows computer. First one is by using a software named SeaSide and another one is by manually running one line of command. We will first see How you can run with Software: Using multiple Skype Accounts on Single Windows computer is made possible with SeaSide Software. With this software you can use any number of Skype accounts on your single Windows computer. The only one Skype account which is linked with Microsoft account.
If you are not bounded with this restriction then you can continue further and start using multiple accounts on your computer. Step 1: You need to get the SeaSide a free software from here diecru.eu
PDF files Step 2: Now Extract the file and start installing the application as per the installation make sure do you want to run all the Skype accounts on Step 3: Now after completion of installation. You will be presented with a new window to configure the Skype accounts And click on ADD ACCOUNT.As shown in Below image searching it from Windows charm bar as shown in here in this image. Step 4: Now you will be presented with new popup window, Where you can add the Step 5: Now click on Save after adding all the accounts you want to access on your computer.
After completion of adding the accounts select the account as shown in below image. seaside. Now you can add any number of skype accounts and use from your single windows computer.
SO WHAT HAPPEN?
all the way back to 2015 having similar experience with Skype. One of the best threads skype.com
Trust and Safety -channel It turns out Skype and Microsoft are having a critical issue Skype name and Password without Two-Factor-Authentication. This is for added to the Microsoft account as a login option without informing computers and phone. But there was still the original Skype username be a username that I was using for many services back in the day. So I look at which sites has been hacked by https://haveibeenpwned.com/ Ok, now I was sure that this is not malware but hacking.
So I went to check https://account.live.com/Activity live.com
report to support page. Bingo! I have not been Buenos Aires, Argentina. Someone is using my login.
So, now I have to change my password and find out how to avoid this in the future.
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