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[liberationtech] skype

Andreas Bader andreas.bader at
Fri Mar 22 14:03:16 PDT 2013

Anthony Papillion:
> On 03/22/2013 03:25 PM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
>> 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.
> One thing to note is that this 'hack' gives the *last* IP that the user
> logged in from (which, of course, might be the current IP if the user is
> currently logged in). The user doesn't have to be logged in for it to
> work. I just resolved mine and it gave me my IP address but I haven't
> been logged on in two days.
> Anthony
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Here in Europe IPs mostly change every 24h. Some need more time.
If you are quick enough the IP change is no problem.


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