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Hackers Find IP Addresses Of All Skype Users

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A script was found on GitHub this past weekend that uses security holes in Skype to display a user's remote and local IP addresses. The script exploits a security hole in Skype 5.5 to fish out all IP information related to an individual user. The script starts a Skype contact request but does not complete it; a log file then registers the user's IP information. Skype is regularly used by anti-government rebels and dissidents in Syria and many other repressive regimes.

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