Skype conversation is no more protected, a new spying technology called “legal intercept” now allow government to silently record all data on Internet chat services such as Skype in real.
Skype provides secure chat connection over VoiP (Voice over internet Protocol) which is very hard to track data because services convert analogue audio signals into digital data packets and send it through a complex and secure way that can’t be broken easily by third parties.
Now with ‘legal intercept’ technology patent which is obtained by a California businessman, government agencies can be used to trace and store records silently of VoIP communications.
New patent can be used to trace the billing report associated with names and addresses for a particular username.
Not only audio but any others multimedia data such as video or even information can be stored silently.
New patent will help security agencies to catch false subscriber data and fraud IP addresses users and it brought a easier and secure way for the authorities to track calls over VoIP .
According to the report, Skype pulled its password reset function last week after vulnerability was revealed that allowed hackers to access accounts using victim’s email address.