The IP-revealing security flaw in Skype’s systems that emerged late last month was discovered in 2010 according to Stevens Le Blond, one of the researchers behind the exploit from French institute INRIA. Le Blond told the Wall Street Journal that the team first discovered the flaw in November 2010, and was able to track the city-level location of more than 10,000 Skype users over a period of two weeks. Despite the fact that the research was published more than six months ago Skype has still not patched the vulnerability, with code uploaded to GitHub a week ago bringing the exploit to the attention of the public.
Le Blond also takes issue with the statement released by Skype in response to the flaw. “By calling it a ‘new tool’ it…
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