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[liberationtech] Microsoft Accesses Skype Chats

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

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 5:44 PM, Pranesh Prakash <pranesh at> 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]:
> <>
>  [2]:
> <>


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



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