Skype flaw can reveal users' identity, location, filesharing habits

Matthew

TS Evangelist
Security researchers have revealed vulnerability that could allow an attacker to identify a person, track their location and monitor their filesharing habits. In a paper titled "I Know Where You…

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G

Guest

skype has always had these sorts of issues, hopefully microsoft, or whichever company bought it will fix it.
 

spydercanopus

TS Evangelist
How about the adware behavior in the last couple months where Skype will open a webpage within your browser with specials every time you reboot?
 
G

Guest

just when you thought it was safe to go back on the net, you find out you have to wear a bigger thicker tin-foil hat
 

IvanAwfulitch

TS Booster
An exploit that allows people like law enforcement and government officials to track you and potentially catch you doing something illegal.

And you honestly believe that a flaw like that is unintentional.

Riiiiight....
 

Gars

TS Booster
about the Skype Home popup
im using KSH (KillSkypeHome) for a several months
find it very useful, especially the Nuke function

on the topic,
the news is very disturbing but not surprising at all
 
G

Guest

Not that surprising, though since Microsoft has bought it I'm sure that will resolve some of these issues. I don't leave Skype running all the time, only when I need to make a call. I don't use Facebook, so no need to worry there.
 
G

Guest

There is a security loop hoe in Skype? Yikes, don't tell everybody. That is like announcing that somebody has a bad habit of keeping their car door unlocked and keys in the ignition in the newspaper. Someone might get a "good" idea.
Keep it a secret until it is resolved.
 

gLitCh32

TS Rookie
Announcing it will speed up the process because it puts pressure on them. I think that's a good thing, besides, they told Skype a year ago?? That should be plenty of time!
 

spydercanopus

TS Evangelist
IvanAwfulitch said:
An exploit that allows people like law enforcement and government officials to track you and potentially catch you doing something illegal.
There ALWAYS seems to be an easily accessible, but little known exploit lately. Probably part of UN Agenda 21.