When Microsoft bought Skype, then added two-step verification to Microsoft accounts, I promptly enabled it. But wait. My original Skype login still works—without prompting for two-step verification. 😐
I just found the following reply (dated 2014-10-11) from a Skype Community forum thread:
You can union your Skype account from your Microsoft account but that won’t disable your Skype account. Not having an account joined or TV/Phone account enabled is the only way to eliminate the single authentication of a Skype account from a Microsoft account. You can abandon your old account and clear out personal info from a severed account but you can’t add a second form of authentication to a legacy Skype account.
Crud. If I want my Skype login to be more secure, I’ll need to:
Warning: the linked support page says a lot! 😓
If you have a legacy Skype account, did you change anything? Feel okay using a strong password?
P.S. I rarely use Skype.