Could a Hacked Computer Record My Skype Video Calls?

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Hi, Leo. If I’m sure that a hacker is controlling my computer and I was online in my Skype account, in a video call to a friend. Could hackers then see and save a video message during the recording? In other words, can a hacker see my screen and record my video call with my friends and show our faces at the same time?

While this does seem like a very specific scenario and a very specific concern, I want to address it because it’s a fine example of what a lot of people just don’t seem to realize, something that’s very important about the nature of hacking, malware, and compromised machines.

To directly answer your question, yes, absolutely. If your machine has been hacked into or is compromised in some way, then a hacker could certainly record your Skype video calls.

But the problem here is that it’s much, much worse than that.

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Is there some way I can keep Windows Live Messenger?

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I abhor the Skype/Windows messenger new setup. Can an older version of Windows Live Messenger be installed?

The short answer is no.

Microsoft Windows Live Messenger may continue to work for a while but the technology underlying the instant messaging protocol will go away at some point probably in the not-too-distant future.

I anticipate that once all of the customers are running the Skype application, the instant messaging will somehow be merged with the protocol that’s currently being used with Skype.

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