Skype Now Hides your IP Address by Default

Skype update all his applications (desktop and mobile) to improve security: now your IP address will be hidden from other Skype users by default. You can download the latest version of the desktop and mobile version of applications from skype.com/download.

Skype promises that this measure will prevent extraction of IP addresses from Skype ID. This is an important change that affects mostly gamers and those who do live broadcasts.

Gamers were in danger of DDoS attacks since competitors can trace their Skype ID and use methods for detecting them IP address and then force them to go offline. The response from Microsoft (owner of Skype) was a bit slow, but as they say better late than never.

“Skype is fully committed to delivering as safe and secure of an experience as possible to our customers. We have recently introduced the ability to hide a Skype user’s IP address and we’ve set this as a default status in the latest versions of Skype.

Starting with this update to Skype and moving forward, your IP address will be kept hidden from Skype users. This measure will help prevent individuals from obtaining a Skype ID and resolving to an IP address.

We also recommend you update Skype across your devices to ensure you benefit from the best experience possible.” – The Skype Team

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