Skype Hacks Reveals Your Local And Global IP Address

Posted on May 1 2012 - 5:47am by Editorial Staff

This would certainly interest you as well as shocks you if you are a Skype user. The hack which uses a cracked copy of SkypeKit allows you to find a user’s external and internal IP addresses was released. It begin with adding contact process, which then sends the IP routing information back to the app without ever letting the targeted user know. A script showcasing the hack has been uploaded to GitHub, and its creator has also made a proof-of-concept website. What you all have to do to experience that we mentioned above is real or not: Simply input your target’s Skype username, confirm you’re human through the CAPTCHA code, and (as long as they’re online) you’ll get their IP addresses a second later.

A Skype spokesperson sent The Verge following statement: “We are investigating reports of a new tool that allegedly captures a Skype user’s last known IP address. This is an ongoing, industry-wide issue faced by all peer-to-peer software companies. We are committed to the safety and security of our customers and we are taking measures to help protect them.”

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