Skype to Help Safeguard Gamer Security by Hiding IP Addresses
It is a fact that DDoS attacks have made days hell for the most of us in the recent years or so. Yet, they continue. For instance, this Christmas about 34000 people were affected by the attack on Steam.
Those of you who know the technical aspects of a Distributed Denial of Service attack would know that gamer IPs being visible to the culprits makes their lives much easier. However, Microsoft is taking some steps to make things safer. A new update to Skype now allows you o hide your IP addresses.
Why is this important? Because Skype is used by a large number of people who are gaming and because it conventionally had a problem of leaking information about which IP address was being used by a certain account, the VOIP service was a major go-to spot for the hackers looking for IP addresses to use in a DDoS attack.
With the new update, users will be able to keep their IPs safe.
Skype is fully committed to delivering as safe and secure of an experience as possible to our customers. We have recently introduced the ability to hide a Skype user’s IP address and we’ve set this as a default status in the latest versions of Skype.
Starting with this update to Skype and moving forward, your IP address will be kept hidden from Skype users. This measure will help prevent individuals from obtaining a Skype ID and resolving to an IP address.
Just keep in mind that you will have to download the latest version of the software – which you can do so by going here – in order to stop the IP address lookup services being used by hackers whether they are Lizard Squad or the new Phantom Squad.