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I'm an expert on this particular issue and I can assure you that No, you do NOT need to worry about Skype compromising the security of your computer. Skype should be the LEAST of your worries. The most important thing to remember for the security of your computer is: Don't open any file attached to an email UNTIL you have verified who it came from, you know ...


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Even if Skype can run JavaScript, it's not necessarily the end of the world. I agree it is bad, as it greatly increases functionality ads can access. But don't forget there is the https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-origin_policy thing going on. So saying "because someone can execute JavaScript on your client means you are completely owned" is like saying ...


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It seems to me that Skype is using the areyouahuman.com ad tech to only deliver their ads to "humans". Why it wants to download the file? If you see at "Type" it says: Undecided. Which could be a bug in the areyouahuman server which failed to set the content-type header. In the case of browsers, they normally display the "download file" pop-up when the ...



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