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Skype Hack Reveals Users' IP Addresses
2012-05-02 04:17:07

It has been found that a Skype hack using a copy of SkypeKit reveals a user's external and internal IP addresses. The script showcasing the hack has been uploaded to GitHub, and its creator made a proof-of-concept website, reports Jamie Keene for The Verge. The altered version of SkypeKit allows the hack to bypass the certificate authentication that is normally used when Skype verifies the app. Using the SkypeKit, a person can simply type in their target's username, type in a CAPTCHA...

Skype Comes To Windows Phone
2012-04-23 12:42:22

Skype has released a version of their popular video-conferencing app for Windows Phone -- welcome news for users of Microsoft´s contender in the Smartphone Wars. Skype has been long-awaited on the Windows Phone platform ever since Microsoft bought the company for $8.5 billion nearly a year ago. Skype released a beta version of the app in February at the Mobile World Conference. In the time since its beta release, the app has gone through some improvements, including support for 18...

2012-03-17 23:03:18

German app is now plugged into Skype. Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 Axonic Informationssysteme GmbH from Karlsruhe, Germany is pleased to announce its successful partnership with Skype. As part of the Skype developer program click.to is now plugged into Skype. It´s now possible for users of click.to to call any phone number, from anywhere on the desktop, with one click through Skype. Initiating Phone calls through Skype with one click Skype is removing...

Weakness Found In Widely-used Online Encryption Method
2012-02-16 06:05:51

A team of U.S and European cryptanalysts has discovered an unexpected vulnerability in the encryption system commonly used to provide privacy and security to online shopping, banking, e-mail and other Internet transactions, according to a recent New York Times report. The weakness, which the scientists said involve a small but not insignificant number of cases, pertains to the way the system generates the random numbers used to prevent hackers from unscrambling digital messages. The...

2011-12-28 08:00:00

Skype call history and instant messaging history saved to GroupWise Mailbox through GWTalk. San Jose, California (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 SKyPRO today announces that GWTalk, their enterprise multichannel communications tool for GroupWise, integrates Skype call history and chat messages with GroupWise. GWTalk logs into the user´s Skype account, enabling both audio calls and instant messaging through the GWTalk interface. Skype call history and instant messaging sessions are saved...

Security Flaw Found With Skype And Other VoIP Services
2011-10-25 08:52:10

Researchers from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University say that Skype can be used to track the locations of users over time and peek into their peer-to-peer file-sharing activity, Emma Woollacott for TG Daily reports. The glaring security flaws uncovered in Skype, which claims more than a half-billion registered users, and other voice over IP (VoIP) systems potentially allow hackers to access user identities and locations. One report suggests that one in five overseas calls...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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