[funsec] Don't use Skype if you have a Web page ...
Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah
rMslade at shaw.ca
Sun Jan 10 20:04:01 CST 2010
Date sent: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:53:21 +0900
From: Peter Evans <peter at ixp.jp>
> > > http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/25.90.html#subj2
> Just how are they doint that? Not that I approve of skype,
> but el presidente and drooling mac fellator keeps insisting
> on skype (and giving all the company docs to googlespooks, AND
> expecting support for the only mac in the company).
> The above URL seemed a little light on information.
True. The RISKS posting seemed to imply that Skype was actually messing with
your pages. However, http://is.gd/61Ph8 seems to say that this is just a Skype
plug-in, and it modifies any pages you view (on the fly). Other people have been
saying that this has been an optional plug-in: I'm wondering if it has suddenly
become default if you install Skype. (There was also a mention that older versions
could crash IE, and that you *should* upgrade to the latest version.)
Needs some research, I'm thinking, and I'm scared enough of Skype as it is ...
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