Microsoft has finally fixed a very old issue with Skype. Almost 4 years ago, it became known that there was a security and privacy breach in Skype's VoIP service which could allow an attacker to get the IP address of Skype users. Recently Microsoft added the ability to hide the IP address from the Skype app and now this option has became enabled by default.
While the average user might not even care about his IP address, gamers and online steamers might suffer from this vulnerability. Their opponents could easily get the streamer's IP and kick them out using a DDoS attack.
Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011. Back then, Skype was using peer-to-peer network technology under the hood. Microsoft removed the peer-to-peer connections and turned Skype into centralized service controlled by them. The whole infrastructure is now located on their servers, so Microsoft exclusively maintains your connections and keeps the service alive.
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