Skype has known about a security hole that lets users be tracked to their city for a year, claim experts
Skype has been accused of allowing a privacy vulnerability which potentially let people know the location of a caller to stay in their software for more than a year.
Skype learned more than a year ago about a privacy vulnerability that would allow someone to identify the IP address and the geographic location of a user, but left it unfixed, according to researchers who say they notified the company in 2010.
Researcher Stevens Le Blond, at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, said he and other researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University told Skype in November 2010 about the issue.
They had been able to track the city-level location of 10,000 Skype users for two weeks.