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Re: Skype under Fedora-10



Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
> Normally one just has to worry about theoretical problems with trojans
> hidden inside binary programs like skype.  In this case, it is quite
> clear from looking at the traffic that skype was stealing user's
> bandwidth for carrying totally unrelated 3rd-party voice traffic by
> looping it into and out of the user's system.
> 
>     http://chris.pirillo.com/are-you-a-skype-supernode/
> 
> Just the fact that they are doing this makes me wonder what other stuff
> they are pulling.
> 
> (And yes, they *now* have a flag to turn off this trojan mode after all
> the raised eyebrows.)

That's exactly what I meant when I said their software abuses user computers
as tunnel servers.

        Kevin Kofler


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