Skype IP-Phone, spyware?

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Peter, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    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
     
    Peter, Sep 25, 2003
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  2. Peter

    Thor Guest

    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.
     
    Thor, Oct 15, 2003
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  3. Peter

    M3wThr33 Guest

    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.
     
    M3wThr33, Oct 16, 2003
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