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Proof-of-Concept Trojan Targets Skype Users

By • Sep 3rd, 2009 • Filed under: Multimedia, Open-Source, Security, Ubuntu, Voip, Windows

Researchers at TrendLabs have reported the presence of a newly released Proof-of-Concept (PoC) trojan that listens and records your Skype conversations. Confirmation of the release of this Trojan horse called Trojan.Peskyspy that records VoIP communications, specifically Skype calls comes from Symantec.com. They sympathetically call it the “wiretap Trojan”.

Skype 2.1 Beta for Linux gets High Quality Video and SMS Sending Support

By • Aug 28th, 2009 • Filed under: Multimedia, Security, Ubuntu, Video, Voip

[Updated screenshots] It took 1 year and 2 months for Skype 2 for Linux to get an update. Sorry, to say it, but its not fair treatments if you think that Skype for Windows is at version 4.1. What’s new on Skype 2.1 beta for Linux Amongst the several incoming features in this beta stand-out […]

How to send Text Messages with Skype for Linux on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

By • Jun 20th, 2009 • Filed under: Linux Tips and Tricks, Ubuntu, Voip

If after upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope you found out that you could no longer Send Text Messages with Skype for Linux, then this is what you should do – – A quick wall-through for you.

Skype: Get Growl-like Notifications with Skype-Notify Script

By • Jun 12th, 2009 • Filed under: Linux Tips and Tricks, Open-Source, Ubuntu, Voip

Skype Notify is little python script that takes advantage of Ubuntu 9.04’s growl-like transparent notifications to bring slick Skype updates to your system tray. Not that Skype really needs one, it has the (like it or not) right-side-of-the-screen taskbar popup notifications. Rather dull, no? So if you want to test this, its simply because you […]

If You Can’t Import your Thunderbird Contacts then SkypeIt

By • May 20th, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, Voip

Linux/Windows: Whilst Skype 4.0 for Windows has support for Outlook contact importing, Skype 2.0 for Linux (poor thing) has no such support, neither for Evolution nor for Thunderbird. SkypeIt, will not import your Thunderbird contacts, but at least you can make a Skype-to-Skype call directly from your Thunderbird Address Book.