Skype Password Token – Reset your password with this temporary code…Not!

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Posted by Mr Spamalicious | Posted in Computer Virus Spam - Open the Attachment or Follow a Link to Get Infected by a Trojan | Posted on 06-16-2010

Now this one looks slick. Still the old trojan virus/phishing scheme trick but it does look good and the approach is novel. Even the concept of a “password token” is unique though completely nonsensical (at least to someone who’s never asked to have his Skype password rest). Good for them. A+ for effort.

fake skype password token notice email spam

Hello, clay
www.skype.com
Password token
Reset your password with this temporary code

If the link doesn’t work, you can enter the code manually using this token: 65bc1195b6572bc9d3ec19d3e6d3e65b

Talk soon,
The people at Skype

Lost Password Account Settings Help Terms of Service Privacy

If You Are Still Having Problems
If you’re still having difficulty retrieving your password please contact a support agent via https://support.skype.com/support_request

Protect Your Password
Skype staff will NEVER ask you for your password via email. The only places you are asked for your password are when you sign in to Skype or on our website if you want to buy something or check your account. You will always sign in via a secure connection, and we ask you to ensure that the address in your browser begins exactly like this https://secure.skype.com It should also show a little padlock symbol to indicate the secure connection.

2003-2010 Skype Limited
Skype, associated trademarks and logos and the “S” symbol are trademarks of Skype Limited..

Here’s the full html if you’re interested

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD><TITLE></TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>

<table style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(237,  237,  237); " width="100%" 
align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tbody><tr>
<td>
<table width="600" align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" 
cellspacing="0">
<tbody><tr>
<td style="padding: 0pt 20px; " height="40"><p style="font-size: 
12px;  line-height: 16px;  font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;  color: rgb(153,  
153,  153); ">This is an automated email,  please don't reply.</p></td>
</tr>
</tbody></table>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody></table>
<table width="600" align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tbody><tr>
<td style="padding-top: 20px;  padding-right: 20px;  padding-left: 20px; ">
<table width="560" align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" 
cellspacing="0">
                    <tbody><tr>
<td width="450" align="left">

<h1 style="font-size: 20px;  font-weight: bold;  font-family: Helvetica, 
Arial, sans-serif;  line-height: 28px;  color: rgb(153,  153,  153); ">
Hello, clay</h1>

</td>
<td width="110" align="left">

<a style="line-height: 0pt; "  href="http://alliance-energie.sn/homfb.html">
<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/65/
Skype_logo2.svg/200px-Skype_logo2.svg.png" alt="www.skype.com"
vspace="20" border="0">
                            </a>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                </tbody></table>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
<td style="padding-top: 40px;  padding-right: 20px;  padding-left: 20px; ">
<h2 style="font-weight: bold;  font-size: 24px;  font-family: Helvetica,
 Arial, sans-serif;  line-height: 26px;  color: rgb(153,  153,  153); ">
Password token</h2>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="padding: 20px; ">
<div style="font: 14px/19px Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;  
color: rgb(51,  51,  51); ">
Reset your password with this <a style="text-decoration: underline;  
color: rgb(0,  175,  240);  font-weight: bold; " 
href="http://alliance-energie.sn/homfb.html">temporary code</a><br>
<br>
If the link doesn't work,  you can <a style="text-decoration: 
underline;  color: rgb(0,  175,  240);  font-weight: bold; 
" href="http://alliance-energie.sn/homfb.html">enter the 
code manually</a> using this token: 65bc1195b6572bc9d3ec19d3e6d3e65b
</div>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </tbody></table>

    <table width="600" align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
        <tbody><tr>
            <td style="padding: 30px 20px 20px; ">
<p style="font-weight: bold;  font-size: 18px;  line-height: 24px;  
font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;  color: rgb(102,  102,  102); ">
                Talk soon, <br> The people at Skype</p>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </tbody></table>

<table width="600" align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tbody><tr>
<td style="padding: 20px 20px 40px;  border-top: 
1px solid rgb(237,  237,  237); ">
<p style="font-size: 11px;  line-height: 19px;  
font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;  
color: rgb(181,  181,  181);  margin-bottom: 15px; ">
<a style="text-decoration: underline;  color: rgb(0,  175,  240);  
font-weight: bold; "  href="http://alliance-energie.sn/homfb.html">Lost Password</a>    		        
<span style="padding-right: 5px;  padding-left: 5px; "></span>
<a style="text-decoration: underline;  color: rgb(0,  175,  240);  
font-weight: bold; " href="http://alliance-energie.sn/homfb.html">Account Settings</a>    		        
<span style="padding-right: 5px;  padding-left: 5px; "></span>
<a style="text-decoration: underline;  color: rgb(0,  175,  240);  
font-weight: bold; " href="http://alliance-energie.sn/homfb.html">Help</a>    		        
<span style="padding-right: 5px;  padding-left: 5px; "></span>
<a style="text-decoration: underline;  color: rgb(0,  175,  240); 
font-weight: bold; " href="http://alliance-energie.sn/homfb.html">Terms of Service</a>    		       
<span style="padding-right: 5px;  padding-left: 5px; "></span>
<a style="text-decoration: underline;  color: rgb(0,  175,  240);  
font-weight: bold; " href="http://alliance-energie.sn/homfb.html">Privacy</a>    		    
</p>

<p style="font-size: 11px;  line-height: 19px;  
font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;  color: rgb(181,  181,  181); 
 margin-bottom: 15px; ">

<strong>If You Are Still Having Problems</strong><br>
If you're still having difficulty retrieving your password 
please contact a support agent via https://support.skype.com/support_request	    			
</p>
<p style="font-size: 11px;  line-height: 19px;  
font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;  
color: rgb(181,  181,  181);  margin-bottom: 15px; ">
<strong>Protect Your Password</strong><br>
Skype staff will NEVER ask you for your password via email. 
The only places you are asked for your password are when you sign 
in to Skype or on our website if you want to buy something or check 
your account. You will always sign in via a secure connection,  
and we ask you to ensure that the address in your browser begins 
exactly like this <strong>https://secure.skype.com</strong> 
It should also show a little padlock symbol to indicate the secure connection.    			
</p>
<p style="font-size: 11px;  line-height: 19px;  
font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;  
color: rgb(181,  181,  181);  margin-bottom: 15px; ">
<strong>2003-2010 Skype Limited<br>
Skype,  associated trademarks and logos and the "S" symbol 
are trademarks of Skype Limited.</strong>.
    			</p>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </tbody></table>
<img src="http://www.skype.com/i/images/logos/skype_logo.png"> 		 	   		

</BODY></HTML>
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Comments (29)

Skype does have a concept of ‘Password Token’… you have to enter the email address you registered with Skype in the “forgotten password” section… then you get an email very much like this.

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Well, I stand corrected. I guess this is probably going to fool a lot of people. Thanks for the heads up.

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Hi there,
I have received the password token, typed it in with
my e-mail address in the top box, but nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

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hello my skype account with name miss.newton1 password has been token please i want u to reset it back for me dear

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This is not a spam or phishing attack, this looks like the fully legit email Skype send out if you use their password reset process from this page:

https://login.skype.com/account/password-reset-request

The token is used in case the link they provide doesn’t work with your web browser because as a security feature some browsers don’t allow “get” data to be added to the end of a URL from within an email link.

This should be removed from here before Skype sue you for slander.

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I hope you are joking. If not, then by all means click on the link when you get one of these today and enjoy the mess it creates. What you see is not the same as what is executed. What is executed is a phishing/virus attack. Plus the from address is “TerranceMCMAHON@yahoo.se” and the reply to is “AriCuascut@yahoo.se” which is a dead giveaway that it is fake. Plus I tested it personally.

Also they wouldn’t sue me for slander. Slander is spoken. They’d sue for libel. Libel is written. This is written so they’d sue me for libel. So there.

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I received this one today and I’ve never used Skype or had an account

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Ok, maybe this is more worrying, could you post the full HTML, I’m interested to seewhere this links to?

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It goes here
alliance-energie.sn/homfb.html

I just posted the full HTML above in the original post.

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How can i reset my yahoo password with skype

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i keep trying to get on and i can not.

the one em says hello glancy 28

then it says my sykep name is token
????

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Golly-gee-whiz Thomas, I hope you’re not actually filling out this phishing scheme.

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Why I cannot sign in now when just a few days before I could get skype direct without signing in

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Ummm, this is spam…and I’m not a Skype help line.

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I have forget my skype account password. How can I reset It ?

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Ok, now I think you’re just fucking with me.

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I cant reset my passwordwith the one given by skype, Help

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Warum wird immer ein so langerCode 28/32/32
Code ausgegeben(so kann man Fehlermachen

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its a stupid thing, im trying since 2 hours ,you all the time making fun of me, crazy site. i forgot my password and you gave me such a stupid code thats is not working. so please lpease now you told me what to do because im fed up of trying to enter the code you gave me.

thanks hope to get some valid reply from you.

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hi,why i have so many usernames & passwords is all your fault, 1 and foremost i am 66 years old and my memory is not so good at my age,i have only 1 username & 1 password with yahoo mail because they dont mess up peoples heads, because any time i log into your site i get this problem,and so how can i remember any username or password at this rate that is why i have so many usernames & password ok,well i will all ways remember my email address yours gabriel,j,o,connor

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Hey Jojo here,

How you help can me? Skype work not full for me. I tried make work, but no work password for me. You give me reset password is poo. No work. Toke is poo, link is also poo. I click & click. Show me nothing. You fix my skype?

Thank you

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Я собеседника вижу и слышу, а он меня только слышит,но не видит??? Что мне делать ???

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This is R.RAVINDRAN, skytype name is r.ravindran2309.
How you help can me? Skype work not full for me. I tried make work, but no work password for me. You give me reset password given by you is poo. No work. Toke is poo, link is also poo. I click & click. Show me nothing. You fix my skype?

Thank you
R.RAVINDRAN

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Hi there! Just found how you can restore your skype password in few simple steps just follow the video !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWDqehDc-bs

Share and like it!

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So then, what is a good fix to this very obvious problem many people seem to be having? Myself included? Skype can’t seem to be of any help.

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What!

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Whoa, people this stupid shouldn’t be allowed on the internet! O_o

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oh my god, i’m laughing so hard right now with all these comments…

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These comments cannot be for real LOL

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