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[liberationtech] Microsoft Accesses Skype Chats

ITechGeek itg at itechgeek.com
Tue May 14 11:47:39 PDT 2013


Anyone try searching for private links in bing yet?

Sent from my iPad

On May 14, 2013, at 14:41, Tom Ritter <tom at ritter.vg> wrote:

> Also, it came about two hours after I sent the link to a friend.
> 
> -tom
> 
> On 14 May 2013 14:39, Tom Ritter <tom at ritter.vg> wrote:
>> Tested it, got the following:
>> 
>> HEAD /this_is_a_test2.html HTTP/1.1 from 65.52.100.214 with no User Agent.
>> 
>> -tom
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 14 May 2013 11:44, Pranesh Prakash <pranesh at cis-india.org> wrote:
>>> Heise Security is reporting that Microsoft accesses links sent over Skype
>>> chat.[1]
>>> 
>>> Here is the /. lede:
>>> 
>>> "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>
>>> 
>>> ~ Pranesh
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Pranesh Prakash
>>> Policy Director
>>> Centre for Internet and Society
>>> T: +91 80 40926283 | W: http://cis-india.org
>>> PGP ID: 0x1D5C5F07 | Twitter: @pranesh_prakash
>>> 
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