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Windows 7: Skype bug allows capturing of users' IP address

01 May 2012   #1
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Skype bug allows capturing of users' IP address

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Skype users that might - for whatever reason - wish to remain anonymous are currently in danger of getting their remote and local IP addresses discovered via a very simple trick.

The instructions for the exploitation of the bug that allows it were found on Pastebin by the Skype-Open-Source blogger, who tested them and confirmed they were effective.
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05 May 2012   #2
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Skype knew about IP address security flaw back in 2010

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Earlier this week, news broke that Microsoft-owned Skype is leaking sensitive user data, including internal and external IP addresses, and TCP ports. The issue was publicly disclosed and my colleague Ryan Naraine confirmed that a web-based tool is available to help attackers pinpoint the last known IP address of a Skype user. He also noted that an attacker with a Skype username can siphon addition information, like their city, country, and Internet service provider (ISP).

Now we’re learning that Skype was informed of this security flaw over a year ago. The security researchers who discovered the vulnerability are part of the French research institute Inria and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Stevens Le Blond, the group lead, told the WSJ over the phone that they shared their original findings with Skype in November 2010.
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