Thursday October 20, 2011

Security Flaw Links BitTorrent Users to Skype Accounts

Holy cow, if what this reports says is true, this is huge. eek!

Researchers have uncovered a major security flaw which allows outsiders to link a Skype account to a user’s download activity on BitTorrent. The exploit works without the knowledge of the victims and also allows outsiders to see the travel patterns of Skype users. The vulnerability opens the door for scammers to blackmail or defraud Internet users, the researchers say, and thus far Skype has shown no interested in releasing a fix.