Skype is apparently wide open for spam
Skype is allowing bots to send messages or contacts requests. It is clearly spam, and I'm sure the Skype team has it registered.
This security breach is serious.
Please advise how to:
- Only allow chats from contacts or
- Block chats from non-contacts +
- Stop the security issue with chat/contact requests from bots
I'm going to add another suggestion for dealing with the spam problem here:
How about a spam filter like in email applications such as Outlook? It could detect pornographic words in contact request messages. It could also detect urls which in a contact request are almost certainly spam.
There is a similar issue here currently with 5 votes: https://skype.uservoice.com/forums/914527-welcome-to-skype-ideas/suggestions/37539772-filter-block-new-contact-requests
These issues and their vote tallies should be consolidated.
This is a serious problem which needs to be addressed
Bo Hejselbaek commented