Digital Family Reunions

In Singapore, it is a common practice for entire families to gather on special occasions for a formal picture, often at a studio, with the resulting image framed and prominently displayed at home. The growing tendency of younger family members to take jobs abroad, however, has left many modern portraits missing a relation or two. So the Singaporean photographer John Clang devised a solution, piggybacking on the video-calling technology that already helps ease the dislocation of separated family members

Skype Portraits →

Security Vulnerability of the day: Skype

Security researchers discovered several serious security and privacy flaws in Skype that even a ‘high school-age hacker’ could use to track not only users’ locations over time but also their P2P file-sharing activity. The security team warned that this information could easily be used for “stalking, blackmail or fraud.”

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For example, they tracked one vacationing volunteer from New York to Chicago, back to New York, and then to his home in France. “If we had followed the mobility of the Facebook friends of this user as well, we likely would have determined who he was visiting and when.”

Better call Saul! … but not via Skype.

Skype Exploits: I know where you are, what you are sharing, and how to best stalk you →
Security Flaw Links BitTorrent Users to Skype Accounts →