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Skype Enables IP address & Location Tracking

Posted by VdoCity Thursday, October 27, 2011

Surprise, surprise! There is a new flaw in the "system" that keeps track of the user's location through your IP address.

It has been reported that any skilled hacker can now find the location of a user connected to your account. This gives us another reason to be "extremely careful" when using programs and software that help us communicate with our loved ones and some not so loved!

The company, however, is trying to recover from the shock and stating that the ability to obtain the IP address was common to all customers of web-based communication. They probably do not know how terrible it can be for some people. A massive security and privacy breech, I mean, come on!
Adrian Asher, Skype's chief information security officer, said:

Just as with typical Internet communications software, Skype users who are connected may be able to determine each other's IP addresses. Through research and development, we will continue to make advances in this area and improvements to our software.

The blind spot can be abused by many an expert hacker and also, on a massive scale. This was observed by the company when it has been shown to millions of users and their location can be tracked.

We feel comfortable saying that we have gotten pretty used to third-party applications and programs for abuse of their privileges. However, the information we provide is worthy of being noted. We ask our readers to think twice before doing anything that we ask not to do.


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