Saturday, May 7, 2011

Skype security problem

 כהמשך להודעת סקייפ

http://www.supertintin.com/blog/skype/skype-release-fix-for-android-security-issue

לגבי בעיית אבטחה בתוכנה

 http://iandroid.co.il/forum/topic27036.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/faster-forward/post/skype-fixes-android-security-problem-adds-3g-calling/2011/04/20/AFp08ZBE_blog.html

נזכרתי שלפני מספר שנים דיווחתי להם על בעיה זהה שקיימת במחשבי PC אשר ההשלכות שלה צריכות להטריד משתמשי סקייפ באשר הם (לא מדובר רק באנדרואיד... לדעתי זה קיים גם ב Iphone)

תהנו...


Hello,

Thank you again for your feedback!

Best regards,

Zsolt - Skype Support


Visit www.skype.com for latest news, updates and tips.

--- Original Message ---
From: ????? ?? 
Received: 4/9/2008 4:45:39 PM GMT Standard Time (GMT - 0:00 )
To: Benjamin G. - Skype Support 
Subject: Re: Re: GQW: Public users in the cafe-net




 

Hello  Benjamin

 

 

One last point about that case. According to my check ,while opening the files
 under the Skype's nicknames with  'Notpad'  and the fonts beneath  

 

Size : 9   Script: Symbol      Font: WST_Engl      Font style: Bold

 

most of the information are accessible very clearly with almost no gibbers.  You
 can see it in the file (I took out my friend's information)

 

 I hope that the problems will be fixed for all the users in skype.

 

 

Best regards

 

Amitay Dan

 

 

P.S.

 

I'm willing to buy very soon the Skype wifi phone (SMC,NETGEAR Etc.) and it came
 to my mind that with software as mini-opera or like 

we would get the chance to use Skype even in Web base access point  ,and that
 may be very good solution for out of home use

If in my simple nokia (2610) I can use the micro web browser it must be the same
 or more with the Skype wifi phone, who has much more memory.

 That is my fantasy as Skype user 

 
  
  

????: "Benjamin G. - Skype Support" 
????: Re: GQW: Public users in the cafe-net >>


Hello ?????,

Thank you for contacting Skype Support.

Thank you for your suggestions! We will definitely look into it and we do
 appreciate your feedback.

However, implementing changes and creating new features can take some time
 which
 means that the suggestions you make today might not be available in the near
 future.

Please be patient while we are working on improving our service to be better
 and
 more user friendly.

We hope you enjoy using Skype

Best regards,

Benjamin G. - Skype Support


Visit www.skype.com for latest news, updates and tips.

--- Original Message ---
From: ????? ?? 
Received: 3/18/2008 2:32:42 PM GMT Standard Time (GMT - 0:00 )
To: Benjamin G. - Skype Support 
Subject: Re: Re: GQW: Public users in the cafe-net



a

Thank you for the respond

 

I think I missed the point. I do know that the problem is in the OS and because
 of that you can delete it

If you have the permission,not in that case.

 

Today's cafe-net programs are like indside OS software,so they allow you just
 few minor things not inclouded any change in any files by hand.

 

I do find your asnwer helpfull ,but only in open system and normal places.

 

 If one of the options when we login into Skype whould be 'don't remember my
 username and my data'


 

it should fix the problem

.

 

I hope now my point is more clear

 

Best Regards

 

 

 

Amitay Dan 


  

????: "Benjamin G. - Skype Support" 
????: Re: GQW: Public users in the cafe-net <#>>

Hello Amitay,

Thank you for contacting Skype Support.

That information is saved by the operation system, not by Skype, and it is
 deletable via the OS:

If you have created another account or simply wish to delete a Skype name from
 the login screen - please follow the instructions below:

If you are using Windows:
1. Quit Skype.
2. Double click on the "My Computer" link on your desktop.
3. In menu on top of the window, go to Tools > Folder Options.
4. Under the View tab, choose "Show hidden files and folders" and close the
 window.
5. Double click on "Local Disk (C:)"
6. Double click on the folder "Documents and settings"
7. Double click on the folder with your Windows username.
8. Double click on the "Application Data" folder.
[Note: For Vista users, the folder is "/Appdata/Roaming/"]
9. Double click on the "Skype" folder.
10. Delete the folder named after the username you wish to remove from the
 login
 screen.

If you are using a Mac:
1. Quit Skype.
2. Double click on the "Macintosh HD" link on your desktop.
3. Go to the folder ~/Library/Application Support/Skype
4. Delete the folder named after the username you wish to remove from the login
 screen

Best regards,

Benjamin G. - Skype Support


Visit www.skype.com for latest news, updates and tips.

--- Original Message ---
From: Amitay Dan 
Received: 3/18/2008 1:56:55 AM GMT Standard Time (GMT - 0:00 )
To: support@skype.net
Subject: GQW: Public users in the cafe-net


Name:       Amitay Dan
Skype Name: ••••••
E-mail:     ******
Topic:      My Account (username, password, account status, etc.)
Subtopic:   Password / username problems
Subject:    Public users in the cafe-net 
Message:
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Hello 



I'm not sure what the best way to describe it is but I'll try to do my best
.
As a long time user I'm using my Skype in many ways and it is really useful
 software (and hardware) for many kinds of communications between people. .

Today in the first time, I found that the extra which  is saving my data  in my
 won computer is the false when I'm outside using other computers, like
 net-cafe
 I was in.

In the net-cafe, after using the Skype program I saw that my username, just
 like
 others, many others. Are all saved together in the main screen of the
 software.
 Maybe it is grouped just like any other bulletin files, and by that every one
 have the chance to found private information or others useful hacking tools,
 I'm not talking about the contact I'm talking about the user list who are
 completely strangers..

The software in the net-café was full blocked and without and way to go
 into
 other programs or files beside the Internet-Explorer and few other allowed
 programs included Skype, all together holding with the net-café
 software, so
 any try to delete it by hand was bootless.

I do know that my-your software is almost full secure but in these days, when
 my
 Skype is just like PayPal allowing to send and get money, and that is like
 bank
 accounts and real money.

.
In conclusion, I really like Skype but I like privacy too, there are many way
 to
 use our personal information so saving them in public, by our hand, is not the
 best act to do and may cause problems. I hope it doesn't looks like too
 paranoid but, for our secure in time like now when there is no privacy I think
 that small change in the software would be very useful, and good for the
 personal privacy.


Regards

Amitay Dan




P.S. 
As I saw, even one of  the best secure cafe-net failed in that case (closed
 program), in one hand you are not allowed to clean your 'stuff' while in the
 other hand, your stuff are full secure for ever in the best place, to keep
 them
 public, I know that user name is just, but the profile in Skype is not.


Skype user for long time.



P.S. 
As I saw, even the best secure cafe-net failed in that case in one hand you are
 not allowed to clean your 'stuff'  while in the other hand, your stuff secure
 for ever in the best place, to keep them public, I know that user name is
 just,
 but the profile is not

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