A Microsoft telecommunications application providing voice calls and video chat from a variety of devices including those powered by Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, and more.

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What risks do I have now that I accidentaly opened a suspicious URL send to me by Skype?

The following URL was sent to me by a trusted Skype contact (from my university): WARNING - DO NOT CLICK IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING http://bit.ly/28PPw3V#dahubas=my_skype_id I clicked on ...
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Does Skype use audio watermarking?

Today on CNN they conducted an interview with a career criminal, who spoke by Skype on condition of anonymity. It occurred to me that, if Skype uses digital watermarking to embed identifying ...
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Do I have a IP leak if I use Tor and Skype/UDP?

I configure my OS so that it sends all traffic over the Tor (assume that, I configure Tor like proxy). I use Tor (which does not support UDP) and Skype (which uses UDP). My questions are: Does ...
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IP leakage on Skype through VPN

Does anyone know how the traffic behaves if you configure a VPN natively through SSTP (WIN or MAC)? Because most applications use the TCP, but Skype uses UDP. I try to formulate more specific ...
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How do I stop my IP from being resolved through my Skype?

I recently discovered that someone found out my current IP info via Skype among other information. People can do this via a thing called Skype resolvers. However nothing I do so far seems to work. I ...
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Does Skype compromise my system (beyond the scope of calls/chats)?

First of all, please don't shout at me for wanting to use Skype. I know that it's evil and I fully expect all the calls and text chats going through it to be stored permanently in govt data centers, ...
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Advertisement on Skype tried to download a file to my computer using Javascript

I usually have Skype running in the background. If you have ever used Skype before, you probably know it has advertisements. One of these advertisements made two windows pop up on my screen, asking to ...
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Best way to keep cell day to day phone calls private - is VOIP better?

This question is about preventing eavesdropping by hackers, thieves, or other smart people collecting information for shady purposes. Is it better to buy a smartphone and install a VOIP service on it ...
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How to demo Skype-decryption using FOSS tools?

I'm preparing a presentation on Skype networking. And I'd like to demo decryption. I found a good approach to decrypting the TLS packets captured with WireShark in this blog post: Rob Andrews, ...
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Is this an evidence of a Skype communication being spied on?

A couple of days ago I was having a conversation using Skype, then I wanted to share a link to a page with the interlocutor. I didn't want to let her understand the link content by just looking at the ...
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Is using Skype safe on a computer with sensitive information? [closed]

Does Skype client in some way harm the privacy of information not submitted over it? For example, by capturing the contents of the screen, scanning the disk, the memory of the system and submitting ...
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How Skype Click to Call plugin is used to send spam?

My friend had Skype Click to Call plugin installed within browser on Mac OSX. And his Skype account started to send some automatic spam messages linking to lose weight websites (via goo.gl) without ...
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Skype called someone and connected to them with no action on my part. What do I do?

This happened to me today, September 12, at about 6pm. Any ideas about what happened, what's going on, and what I should do? I was at home alone with my 2 year old -- I was feeding her dinner. All of ...
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How secure are Skype calls?

How secure are Skype voice and video calls? Obviously they do not use end-to-end encryption, so anything transmitted can be read and stored by Microsoft. But what about other 3rd parties? What do we ...
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If service is http over TLS/SSL is communication completely safe?

Last week at the country I live in there was an article in a newspaper with a list of people (journalists, businessmen, etc) that were being spied by the intelligence services of the country... They ...
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How to restrict skype file transfer outside of LAN

We are a mobile application development company. Due to the security of Source Code and other files, we need to restrict Skype file transfer outside of LAN. How to restrict Skype file transfer ...
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Can my identity be revealed to the receiver when using skype to land line phone service?

I have been using skype for online chats, and recently called my company on their landline number through skype a few times regarding an anonymous complaint to avoid retaliation. I have not used ...
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Can you get someone's IP address using Skype? [closed]

If you're chatting with them via Skype, how can you get their IP address? Do you need some kind of program or is there a simple, obvious way? Is it illegal?
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Why Skype discloses my IP address to anybody? [closed]

Apparently there is a Skype exploit that allows people to obtain your IP address through your Skype username if you're online. The problem has existed since 2012. There exists countless websites which ...
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Insert hidden link in Skype [closed]

Recently I have received a link from one of my Skype contacts (infected by a computer virus). The link looks like an Instagram one, but points to another site. How the attacker did this? How to ...
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Are Skype drive-by attacks theoretically possible?

Long story short, I was on my iPhone when this Skype account tried to send me a "picture" but before it could download (I saw what looked like a downloading bar) I left the message and blocked the ...
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How secure is automatic authentication in Skype?

How secure is checking the automatic authentication option in Skype client? What if I sign in with Microsoft account instead of Skype id? What if both accounts are merged? Is there any documentation ...
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ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer

I am frequently getting warnings from my ESET firewall, like that pictured below, that Skype is attempting to communicate over SSL with a remote computer that has an untrusted certificate: The ...
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Are the certificates from “skype click to call” and “avast! Web/Mail Shield” any better than superfish?

My Girlfriend has a years-old laptop from lenovo. I checked it over and wasn't surprised that the Superfish / Komodia Root CA certificate was not present. However I found some others that appear to ...
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Using skype for an attack

I am curious about something; let's say someone randomly added me to Skype and tried to initiate a chat with me and I want to know more about them but I am worried if they can do some damage. My ...
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Can you get someone's IP if you have their Skype number?

I was reading about capturing packets during skype sessions to get the other person's IP address... sounds like you can do this mainly while in a live skype chat / call between skype to skype, but Is ...
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Can Skype chat be protected from snooping? Are there safe alternatives?

I use Skype a lot. With all of my clients, staff, contractors and friends, however, the acquisition by Microsoft worries me, as two of my clients are direct MS competitors, and I often work on long ...
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Does Skype technology tap a user's machine to route other calls? [closed]

I was surfing a random blog today (Enterprise video conferencing solutions vs Skype), and I came across a claim. I do know that the Skype protocol is a proprietary one, but the author of this blog ...
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Retrieve auto saved Skype password from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The email address I used to create Skype profile has been disabled and I can't get it back. Unfortunately, I don't remember the Skype password now. As the password is auto saved in my local machine I ...
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How do countries block encrypted protocols like Skype?

I can't make Skype calls outside of my country because they are blocked. As far as I understand, Skype uses strong encryption for the calls, thus, making Deep Packet Inspection unable to detect it. ...
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Track my girlfriend's stolen computer

My girlfriend just told me that her computer was stolen, the computer was hibernated and the second the thief turn the computer on a lots a things will open automatically. I'm hoping I can get the ...
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Skype is doing funny things when I type or click, does this necessarily mean malware may be in my computer?

I'm new to the IT Security Stack Exchange! This is my question: I've Skype installed on my Windows 7 computer. In the last few months I've noticed my mouse cursor blinks (I mean it shows that cursor ...
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How could the Skype app log me out from my Facebook account on OSX? Isn't this a huge security flaw?

According to this post (and to my personal experience), installing the Skype app on Facebook and the Skype client on OSX Mavericks will result in you being logged out from Facebook every time you ...
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Skype chat history and web browsing history CHECK

In an office work place, can a network admin have access to my Skype chat history and web browsing history without logging in to my pc since all pc's are connected with the same network? i am ...
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Is there a Skype plugin that uses TLS and ZRTP

I'm curious, if one can upgrade the security Skype offers to avoid a man in the middle snooping in on the calls by both parties using a client side plugin? Does one exist for this purpose? A bit of ...
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How could be my skype password stolen? [closed]

My skype password was recently changed. I've changed it back and found it in the internet on hacker's site. My password is pc-generated, like as2fZ12v. How did they manage to hack it, if I've never ...
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Telemedicine on Google+ Hangouts or Skype. Is it encrypted?

Would one be able to have a telemedicine conversation with a patient with google+ hangouts the way one can over a telephone? In other words does the security satisfy the HIPAA regulations that say ...
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Deny Skype video access in Linux? [closed]

I have noticed that despite having configured Skype to not access video, during startups it continues to access the webcam momentarily. Skype is not a user, so I am unsure how to modify its ...
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Long-lived SSL connections to dynamic IP addresses

I'm seeing some odd behaviour on my proxy server logs since I started blocking direct outbound connections to port 443 (thus forcing applications to use the proxy server for HTTPS connections). I'm ...
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Sending a skype message by ip or mac addresses [closed]

If I know someone's ip, mac addresses and a computer name in a local wifi network, and also that there is skype running on their computer (and port), can send them a message through skype? Can I find ...
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Security and privacy in email and other communications [closed]

In the light of newly discovered events like the NSA's PRISM program, I'm really concerned about the privacy & security of my personal emails. Chances are governments already have backdoor access ...
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Using JTR to crack Skype Passwords

The scenario: coworker's Skype somehow lost his auto-fill password. He doesn't remember it anymore, and the account is hooked up to an email address that no longer exists. He's never purchased any ...