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[liberationtech] skype

Joseph Lorenzo Hall joe at cdt.org
Fri Mar 22 13:25:08 PDT 2013



On 3/22/13 3:21 PM, Andreas Bader wrote:
> 
> Is this the same "Script Kiddie Hack" that was available for IQC a few
> years ago? Don't you think that will solve itself?

Not familiar with that hack...

This one essentially omits a few steps of the Skype client handshake and
the IP address is sent to the attacker without any notice to the target
Skype user. This is one reason I only keep skype on when I'm using it
and then make sure VPN before launching it.

best, Joe




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