Skype Reads Out BIOS Data !!

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What a headline , isn’t it ?
Apparently according to hacker “Myria” Skype reads and dumps BIOS data of your computer.

It’s dumping your system BIOS, which usually includes your motherboard’s serial number, and pipes it to the Skype application. I have no idea what they’re using it for, or whether they send anything to their servers, but I bet whatever they’re doing is no good given their track record.

As soon as Skype is runs it saves an executable file called 1.com in the user’s temporary folder.

And Skype also prevents the contents of the .com file that it has created, from being examined. Myria writes that the file could only be opened after the system had been rebooted because of a forced kernel panic.

Try to check out also the comments on Myria’s blog


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Published: February 11, 2007 @ 1:44 pm Filed under: News
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