Skype leaking user IP addresses, TCP ports

A web-based tool is available to help attackers pinpoint the last known IP address of a Skype user.

Microsoft-owned Skype is leaking sensitive user data, including internal and external IP addresses and TCP ports.

The issue has been publicly disclosed and I've confirmed that a web-based tool is available to help attackers pinpoint the last known IP address of a Skype user.

In addition to public IP addresses, an attacker with a Skype username can siphon addition information like city, country, Internet provider and the internal user ip-address.

A statement from Skype described the privacy leak as "an ongoing, industry-wide issue faced by all peer-to-peer software companies."

The company said it is committed to the safety and security of our customers and are taking measures to help protect Skype users.

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