I am an experienced IT-security engineer, consultant and project manager with more than 10 years under my belt. In this category I publish my own whitepapers and findings as well as warnings and interesting information from other corners of the web.

Already on December 16th, 2012, I predicted that nothing good can come from Microsoft's taking over Skype. Now my prediction came true. German IT News Agency Heise Online has proven that Microsoft doesn't only record all Skype chats. They actively use the data and seem especially interested in confidential information like encrypted sites, cloud storage and access codes.

Today I got a new notification on facebook, saying "Florin Georgian Voicilä also commented on sikkimonline.info", suggesting that I also commented on that page.

Well, I have not ever commented on "sikkimonline.info" and Florin Georgian Voicilä is neither in my friend list, nor did I subscribe to him. When I clicked on this notification, I was not ending up where I was expecting to...

When Microsoft bought Skype, it was clear that nothing good would come out of this for the users.

The first noteable thing was that the Skype website started bugging users to merge their Skype account with their MSN accounts.

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