Skype users that might - for whatever reason - wish to remain anonymous are currently in danger of getting their remote and local IP addresses discovered via a very simple trick.
A while ago, Syrian dissidents claimed that the government uses malware to spy on them.
A team of researchers has proved that it is possible to determine the IP address of a user and tie it with his Internet use, and even correlate this information to his file-sharing activity with high accuracy, by taking advantage of a privacy hole in Skype.
A bug in the latest version of Skype for iPhone and iPod touch makes its users vulnerable to having their address book stolen just by viewing a specially crafted message, says AppSec Consulting security researcher Phil Purviance.
Showing considerable resourcefulness in their attempt to trick Internet users, fake AV peddlers have begun targeting Skype users with an unexpected call.