Skype finally hides your IP address, to protect against vengeful gamers

Over five years ago, in November 2010, security researchers found a serious privacy vulnerability in Skype that could allow hackers to surreptitiously scoop up sensitive information about users, including victims’ IP addresses and revealing their city-level location.

The researchers who found the flaw were part of the French research institute Inria and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and chose to keep their findings out of the public eye, only sharing them with Microsoft-owned Skype.

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