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Easy way to lookup IP address of a skype username

From this

http://skype-ip-finder.tk/

 

and this article

http://pastebin.com/rBu4jDm8

 

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?

 

Thanks, 


Croco_001
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Hello,
yes, our security experts are aware of it and looking into it already.

Did my reply answer your question? Accept it as a solution to help others, Thanks.
Claudius
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That site is now off the air, yielding the message "This domain and website have been suspended because of abuse or copyright reasons."
NotesTracker
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Except for the researchers who discover the vulnerability claim that you have known of the issue for over a year now, care to explain this to your users?
soulcrush_uo
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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?

dameintox
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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.

juggernaut043
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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 :tongue: Good luck Btw, For the booting call your ISP and tell them your story.

mustak251
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Any luck on a solution 

Treyarch
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This is a VERY large issue for anyone with a web presence, and unluckily a skype account with the same name. When is this fix going to be applied live?
FireTheStar
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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. 

Croco_001
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