Dec 022011
 
 December 2, 2011  Breaches, Online

Joan Goodchild reports:

Researchers have found a flaw in Skype, the popular Voice-over-Internet-Protocol service which allows users to make video phone calls and internet chat with their computers. The vulnerability
can expose your location, identity and the content you’re downloading. Microsoft, which owns Skype, says they are working on the problem.

The issue was uncovered earlier this year by a team of researchers from Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), MPI-SWS in Germany and INRIA in France and included Keith Ross, Stevens LeBlond, Chao Zhang, Arnaud Legout, and Walid Dabbous.

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