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Re: So much for Skype.


Dotan Cohen wrote:
On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 19:37, Andrew McGlashan
<andrew.mcglashan@affinityvision.com.au> wrote:
 Then there is the whole security risk of using Skype, it pokes it's
own holes through firewalls and takes advantage of super user rights
whenever it can, silently!

Poking holes in the firewall sounds to me like a firewall problem, not
a Skype problem.

If Skype has admin rights, it will use them stealthily.

What is this about super user rights? Does Skype attain elevated
privileges when being run as a regular user? How does it do that, and
wouldn't that be an OS bug?

It's probably only an issue in the Windows world and then only with a user whom is in the administrator's group.

Kind Regards

Andrew McGlashan
Broadband Solutions now including VoIP

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