How To Look Up IP Address Of A Skype User
This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry
If you use Skype and are interested in finding out the remote and local IP address of other online Skype users, you may want to check out this website: http://skype-ip-finder.tk/. This website uses a script that has been uploaded on Github. The way the script works is by getting ready to add a Skype contact by request, but does not complete it. The log file will display the local and remote IP of that Skype user even if the user is not added to the list of contacts in Skype. If you are worried about this issue, then I would recommend not having Skype open when you are not using it. The IP address does not reveal a user name’s street address, but it can reveal which city they are logged in from. For additional discussion on this issue, I would recommend checking out this post on Hacker News. Below is a statement we have received from Microsoft.
“We are investigating reports of a new tool that captures a Skype user’s last known IP address. This is an ongoing, industry-wide issue faced by all peer-to-peer software companies. We are committed to the safety and security of our customers and we are takings measures to help protect them,” stated Adrian Asher, director of product Security at Skype.