Skype is an important communications medium.  This importance also lends itself to targeting by adversaries.  Two factor authentication is one of the most important defensive actions you can take to prevent successful attacks.  Therefore, you should enable two-factor authentication for Skype!

However, this is not straightforward.  Here’s how you do it.  THE THIRD STEP IS THE MOST IMPORTANT – otherwise an adversary can bypass two-factor authentication by logging in via the Skype name still.

  1. Link Skype and Microsoft Account
  2. Enable two-factor authentication for the associated Microsoft account
  3. Disable login via Skype username (via this sign-in preference panel)