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[liberationtech] Microsoft Accesses Skype Chats

Eduardo Robles Elvira edulix at gmail.com
Tue May 14 08:57:57 PDT 2013


On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 5:44 PM, Pranesh Prakash <pranesh at cis-india.org> wrote:
>
> "A Microsoft server accesses URLs sent in Skype chat messages, even if they
> are HTTPS URLs and contain account information. A reader of Heise
> publications notified Heise Security (link to German website, Google
> translation[2]). They replicated the observation by sending links via Skype,
> including one to a private file storage account, and found that these URLs
> are shortly after accessed from a Microsoft IP address. When confronted,
> Microsoft claimed that this is part of an effort to detect and filter spam
> and fishing URLs."
>
>  [1]:
> <http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Vorsicht-beim-Skypen-Microsoft-liest-mit-1857620.html>
>  [2]:
> <http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.heise.de%2Fnewsticker%2Fmeldung%2FVorsicht-beim-Skypen-Microsoft-liest-mit-1857620.html>

Hello:

This confirms that the traffic between skype clients is not encrypted
as it was (supposed to be) before Microsoft acquired skype.

Regards,

--
Eduardo



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