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Skype to Help Safeguard Online Gamer Security by Hiding IP Addresses
Skype to Help Safeguard Online Gamer Security by Hiding IP Addresses

Skype to Help Safeguard Online Gamer Security by Hiding IP Addresses

Corporation announced Skype’s latest update in a blog post on Thursday. The update has ability to hide user’s IP address. The company considers it an attempt to prevent users from obtaining IP address from Skype ID that might cause harm.

The Skype client has long leaked IP address information, allowing other users on the network to determine which IP address is being used by an account. A number of online services of various degrees of shadiness offer instant IP address lookups, and historically at least, these have worked effectively.

This leakage has been particularly widely abused in gaming communities. Many professional Dota 2 games last year were disrupted by denial-of-service attacks. Players were forcibly disconnected from the game, causing their team to play at a 4-versus-5 disadvantage. Skype, which is often used for coordinating games and in-team communication, was routinely fingered as the culprit since it leaks the IP address information of the players and thus enables these attacks.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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    1. Except that most ‘microsoft tech support’ scam phonecalls are fraudsters USING skype (every once in a while the number displays and then a callback hits the skype automated phone recording). Other fraudsters use Skype to call on people’s credit cards and commit further theft (working for a major credit card company in Canada I can attest to that).
      This feature now makes it more difficult to deal with things like this…

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