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Submission + - Russian FSB can tap your Skype calls (

An anonymous reader writes: Previous reports of a Microsoft provided backdoor to Skype has been unconfirmed. However, there are now reports that the Russian federal security service FSB is able to tap call and locate users

"FSB and the Internal Affairs Ministry (MVD) have been capable to wiretap and locate Skype users for some years already, reports Vedomosti on Thursday. The newspaper is citing experts on information security.

"Special services have been capable for several years not only to wiretap but also to locate a Skype user. That's why, for instance, employees of our company are forbidden to discuss business-related topics on Skype," General Director of Group-IB, Ilya Sachkov,” says to Vedomosti.

“After Microsoft acquired Skype in May 2011, it updated the software with technology allowing legitimate wiretapping,” says Maksim Emm, Director of Peak Systems."

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