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Microsoft unlocked Skype chat backdoor tip insiders

Microsoft unlocked Skype chat backdoor tip insiders

Skype used a huge behind-the-scenes change in VoIP service architecture to add messaging monitoring systems, insiders claim, following Microsoft's acquisition of the company in 2011. According to the industry officials speaking to the Washington Post, the installation of server-based supernodes - hubs through which Skype traffic is routed to improve uptime and reliability as the service gains traction - has had the side-effect of making instant messaging conversations more easily tracked, much to the delight of the FBI and other law-enforcement organizations.

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Skype elaborates on instant message bug

Skype elaborates on instant message bug

Earlier today, we finally got word from Skype concerning a bug that some users have been plagued with since June. The bug occasionally sends IMs between two contacts to an unintended third contact, which of course brings up some very valid concerns about privacy. Aside from saying that a fix will be rolled out within the next few days, Skype kept this morning's statement on the bug brief, but this evening it's being a little more specific about the bug, and it turns out its occurrence isn't all that random.

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Skype admits message leak bug but fix incoming

Skype admits message leak bug but fix incoming

There’s a nasty little Skype bug that’s starting to do the rounds you may want to pay attention to. Engadget reports that the VOIP client has been hit by an issue that will cause messages to be randomly forwarded to other people in your contacts list. The bug was first discovered in June by members on Skype’s support forums, but the company is just getting around to acknowledging the issue, saying that they’re currently working on a fix.

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Microsoft: Surface tablets perfect for Skype

Microsoft: Surface tablets perfect for Skype

Microsoft may only have launched its Surface tablets a matter of hours ago, but the company is already making the connections with the rest of its ecosystem, including Skype. The VoIP service Microsoft acquired in recent months gets a specific name-check on the Surface site, with the promise of two LifeCam webcams along with dual microphones that are "tuned for Skype" as the company mounts a direct challenge to Apple's FaceTime.

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Skype 5.8 gets Mountain Lion upgrade

Skype 5.8 gets Mountain Lion upgrade

Skype has launched a new, OS X Mountain Lion ready version of its VoIP and video calling app for Mac, with improved screen sharing but no mention of Retina Display readiness. Skype 5.8 for Mac now allows premium subscribers to see both video calling and screen sharing simultaneously, "so that you can see the reaction of the person or people you're sharing with" (perfect for those shock & awe PowerPoint sessions).

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Microsoft offers Skype to OEMs for preinstallation

Microsoft offers Skype to OEMs for preinstallation

Microsoft seems to be finally starting to leverage Skype in a more intelligent way. The company is reportedly offering OEMs the opportunity to pre-install Skype on Windows PCs. The new OEM preinstallation kit allows Skype 5.8 to be silently installed on Windows 7. If OEMs choose that option, it would significantly bolster the number of users for the VOIP platform.

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Skype for Xbox 360 unlikely until 2013

Skype for Xbox 360 unlikely until 2013

Microsoft bought Skype in May last year for the large sum of $8.5 billion, but not much has come of the acquisition so far. A Skype application has made the jump to Windows Phone, which was met with mixed reactions, but so far the VOIP service hasn’t found its way into Microsoft’s ecosystem. Skype is said to be coming for the Xbox 360, but the crucial detail is when. Turns out you may not see it until next year.

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Nokia pulls Skype for Lumia 610

Nokia pulls Skype for Lumia 610

Microsoft’s latest update to Windows Phone, Tango, allowed phones running lower hardware specifications to run on the platform. The Nokia Lumia 610 is one such phone, but is the strategy backfiring already? Nokia has told users has told users that the Skype experience on the Lumia 610 isn’t up to par, and in the future the app won’t be available for download from the Windows Marketplace for that particular model.

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