[clug] Skype Linux Reads Password and Firefox Profile

Rainer Klein rklein at tpg.com.au
Tue Aug 28 00:48:10 GMT 2007

> In case some people don't read slashdot..
> "Users of Skype for Linux have just found out that it reads the files
> /etc/passwd, firefox profile, plugins, addons, etc, and many other
> unnecessary files in /etc. This fact was originally discovered by using
> AppArmor, but others have confirmed this fact using strace on versions
> and What is going on? This probably shows how
> important it is to use AppArmor in any closed-source application in
> Linux to restrict any undue access to your files."
> http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=95261
> I never trusted that software (from the makers of mega-spyware Kazaa)
> and use Ekiga myself :)
> -c

The topic has been taken up by 'The Inquierer' (see link).



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