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    Can people on Skype be traced?

    I was just wondering if a person whom one has on a Skype contact list, if their place of origin can be traced? I want to see if I can learn the country of origin of a person. Is that possible? Thank you.

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    There were reports of a bug/hack that gave access to the originating IP, iirc. I'd guess that it's been fixed since, it was several months ago.

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    Yes, any and all internet traffic can be traced & encryption deciphered.
    Question is: who would want to go through the effort.
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    Can people on Skype be traced?

    Quote Originally Posted by fbob6969 View Post
    I was just wondering if a person whom one has on a Skype contact list, if their place of origin can be traced? I want to see if I can learn the country of origin of a person. Is that possible? Thank you.
    Sorry if this response seems a bit strange, but you have people in your contact list that you don't know?
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    Sure, Ive met people through online games. I dont know them all that well yet but we chat using skype.

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    Unless you are going through something like Tor or through a VPN that allows spoofing county of origin, as CLiNT said, if you are online you can be traced. Pretty readily too. Even Tor is not a barrier for bad habits when you are trying to hide. And Skype itself was hacked by the NSA years ago according to the Snowden leaks, so even with Tor Skype is suspect for anonymity.

    This makes for some interesting reading:
    http://archive.wired.com/vanish/2009/11/ff_vanish2/all/

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    Your Skype account, like any account online with a username and password, can get hacked. Hackers may use your account, add unwanted friends to compromise security or interact with other people as you to embed malware in the messages. If you have paid for any part of Skype's services, your credit-card information and billing address may have been accessed as well. If your Skype account is ever hacked, contact Skype immediately. They will provide you with a way to reset your password so you can regain control of your account and work with you if your credit card information has been accessed.
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    Hello, I think, this can happen anytime even not in Skype. I guess, we should be careful and find means to protect our networks and applications online. However, in some cases like this , we need to report it to Skype authority or rather do something to change any information like passwords.

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    If it has profile pic, then download pic and upload in google images search enginge (images[dot]google[dot]com and upload it and then search. my be find otherwise i don't think so

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    I think, when you view the contact's profile, you will be able to see her location. It's automatic if I am not mistaken.

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    Unless you have turned that off in your profile.

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    The IP address will now be hidden by default: http://blogs.skype.com/2016/01/21/to...latest-update/

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    i dint know how to Skype traced so thanks for sharing..

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