Skype are hiding your IP address

25 January 2016

skype Skype are introducing a new security feature that, by default, will hide your IP address, so you don't get trolled and whatnot. It seems the company have brought this into being, mainly to protect gamers who get ragged by people they've played online.

They said that they are going to start hiding users’ IP addresses by default in the latest update, in a bid to keep users that little bit safer.

If you're not a gamer, you won't know about the DDoS attacks that some do on others, just because they're angry about the result of a game. While you make think these people are massive softarses, Skype are right to look into this, because gaming is big, big business.

Without someone's IP address, launching a DDoS attack is just that bit harder.

If you want to hide your IP address on Skype, here's how you do it: Make sure you've updated to the latest version of the app, by going on the desktop version, then go to 'Help', then 'Check for Updates'. On mobile, you'll update it through the app store like you would normally.

Once that's done, your IP address will be hidden by default, which is just dandy.

TOPICS:   Games   Privacy

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