and this article
It seems very easy to identify the IP of the Skype name user even without communicating with him\her.
I believe this is a very serious skype IP exploit.
It should be fixed as soon as possible or it will cause a lot of problems for many people.
Can someone confirm this is being looked at?
yes, our security experts are aware of it and looking into it already.
So are they gonna fix this, i have been getting ddos'd everynight for 3 days now. I dont accept calls from unknowns or contact requests, its all because this person has my skype name, which we cant change. Are u going to fix ur software or do you need help?
I'm a programmer, and I get booted sometimes. All I'm going to say is if they don't get it fixed soon; I'm moving to MSN 100% or I'll decompile Skype and fix it myself (Not really).
I just hate being booted.
There is a realy easy way to get ip from msn users. They are just downloading MSN plus and add a script and 2 or 3 clicks and Boom they got your ip. They even dont need to type you or idk. On skype they need to make a PHP script that's getting your ip. Dont ask me how becouse i even dont know Good luck Btw, For the booting call your ISP and tell them your story.
The issue is not yet fixed. I found multiple scripts and APIs (That you can pay for) to reslove a username to an IP address. I am sending you in a private message a server which does it for you
Simply blocking the sites that do this won't help, a solution from lower level APIs is required.