Skype Accused of Reading IMs; Company Says it's Scanning URLs

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Soda-88

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Feels like Skype is a necessary evil nowadays, between a year old IP exploit that causes DDoSing and now this.
I miss MSN messenger, UI, mail notification, picture sharing was all so much better
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jhansonxi

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You don't need Skype for MSN yet. There's a workaround: http://messengergeek.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/use-messenger-reviver-2-to-bring-back-messenger-and-beat-skype/
Pidgin is also an alternative.
 

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Oops... seems Skype scumbags have removed the thread.
Use this link.
http://messengergeek.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/use-messenger-reviver-2-to-bring-back-messenger-and-beat-skype/
 

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For anyone actually willing to READ the original article all they're visiting the URLs passed in a message. More importantly they're using the URL as is without cleaning it up. I could see this used as an attack against Skype (deliberately sending malformed URLs or sites with exploits).
Clearly Skype doesn't know much about security, this is a big no no.
 
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