17 Aug Will Skype solve security woes now?
Posted at 10:29h in Digest, IT 0 Comments
I’ve got Skype set to accept incoming calls, video calls or instant messages only from people in my Contact list. Yet every time I log into Skype, I see a few chat messages from obvious spam accounts, asking me to “rate my Webcam” or “meet in private.”
Inevitably, when I flip over to my contact roster, I notice that the spammers have added themselves to my contact list, freeing them to bother me in other ways if I don’t immediately block them.
I first noticed this problem with one of the first non-beta builds of Skype 4.0, but it certainly continues through to the latest builds of 4.1. And I’m hardly the only one experiencing this, and it doesn’t seem particular to whether the user is on a Mac or a PC.
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