Skype looking into a tool that could reveal your IPDamien Moye
Skype said today that it is looking into a new tool that very well could collect your last know IP which in fact could potentially compromise your privacy. There are actually instructions posted on a site called Pastebin that showed how a person’s IP could actually be shown without adding the person as a contact but by just looking at the person’s general info and log files. Skype made this statement via email “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.”
Microsoft currently owns Skype. Which means if Skype is starting an investigation of sorts they will have Microsoft behind them which can be a very strong partner in the fight to protect privacy. Now if you don’t know the reason this is so important is because an IP address is a piece of information in which the person can track your location.
So a warning for now to all of those using Skype, your IP could be out there for people to see.