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Skype IP-Phone, spyware?

 
 
Peter
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      25-09-2003, 07:55 AM
Hi, does Skype IP-Phone containg spyware?
According to their website below, it doesn't, but it is the same company as made Kazaa, so does
anyone have som info on that?

http://www.skype.com


regards Peter
 
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      15-10-2003, 07:28 PM
Peter <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed)> ...
> Hi, does Skype IP-Phone containg spyware?
> According to their website below, it doesn't, but it is the same company as made Kazaa, so does
> anyone have som info on that?
>
> http://www.skype.com
>
>
> regards Peter


Yes, it does - as the following snippet from Skype's Terms of Service
suggests:

(c) THE SKYPE SOFTWARE IS UTILIZED AND DISTRIBUTED BY THIRD PARTIES
WHICH ARE UNRELATED TO SKYPER. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT INSTALLATION OF
THE SKYPE SOFTWARE WILL ALLOW THIRD PARTIES WHO ARE NOT AFFILIATED
WITH SKYPER THE ABILITY TO ACCESS YOUR COMPUTER ("OUTSIDE PARTIES").
YOU AGREE THAT SKYPER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, CLAIM OR LOSS
OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AS STATED IN PARAGRAPH
9(a) ABOVE, RESULTING FROM ANY ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF THE OUTSIDE
PARTIES.


Bottom line: Skype is a backdoor to the machines it is installed on -
for some undisclosed "third parties". Junk.
 
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M3wThr33
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      16-10-2003, 01:25 AM
It sounds like spyware, but it also could mean other programs that will
eventually use the Skype protocol. Of course, that's giving them the
benefit of the doubt.
 
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