Microsoft Spying On Your Skype Chat Messages

Stealing data and information from your virtual accounts are easy to track but what if your conversations on Skype are prone to being read by third-party users? According to reports, Microsoft-owned Skype has been found to read everything users write via their accounts and this practice is being exercised by the service provider frequently.

The report says that after sending HTTPS URLs over the instant messaging service, these URLs get an unannounced visit from the Microsoft headquarter. This incident was reported by a user who had observed some unusual network traffic right after a message was sent via Skype.

This traffic on the server highlighted a potential replay attack which was confirmed by tracking back an IP address, which Microsoft had used to access the HTTPS URLs that were previously sent over Skype. To be sure about the activity, the events were reconstructed by sending two test HTTPS URLs, one that comprised of login information and one that showed a private cloud-based file-sharing service. The resulting server log showed that, the HTTPS URLs sent over Skype were visited by an IP address registered to Microsoft.



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