Tag Archive: skype

Aug 07

Microsoft proposal for real time communication on the web

Microsoft has submitted its own proposal for a web real-time communication API to the W3C’s Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) working group. A draft of the WebRTC standard, which uses JavaScript APIs to implement web-based audio and video communication in browsers without requiring additional plugins, has been around for a while now. However, Microsoft believes that …

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Jul 17

Skype confirms privacy bug that sends IMs to unintended recipients

Skype has confirmed that its VoIP software contains a bug which could result in instant messages (IMs) being sent to unintended recipients. The privacy bug was first reported in the Skype Support Network forumsby a user who, after an update to their Skype client last month, encountered the problem in which some of their messages …

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Jun 28

Microsoft installs Skype without consent

Apparently by mistake, Microsoft’s Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) last night deployed a Skype update to Windows clients that had never had the telephony and messaging software installed. This resulted in Skype being installed on these computers. The issue affects all computers that automatically receive Microsoft’s updates via WSUS without explicit administrator approval. After the …

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