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Easy way to lookup IP address of a skype username

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Novel Adventurer

From this


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?



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Community Manager Emeritus
yes, our security experts are aware of it and looking into it already.

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Reliable Tourist
That site is now off the air, yielding the message "This domain and website have been suspended because of abuse or copyright reasons."
Novel Tourist
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?
Novel Tourist

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?

Novel Tourist

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.

Casual Adventurer

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.

Routine Adventurer

Any luck on a solution 

Novel Tourist
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?
Novel Adventurer

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. 

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