Skype on Mac OS X: A Hands-On Approach
Subject:   Skype is spyware?
Date:   2004-12-30 01:36:23
From:   F.J.
Response to: Skype is spyware?


LittleSnitch happens to be one of my regular (and, might I add, favorite) applications. It is true that, as the article mentions, Skype's login procedures are very "messy" and involve connecting to a lot of servers in various places.

As far as my research shows, these addresses correspond to computers or servers that Skype contacts to gather network-related information (i.e. the user directory, your SkypeOut status...) and to log you into the network (i.e. notify others that you logged in)...

Thank you very much for taking the time to post!