Skype reads out BIOS data

The Windows version of the video and telephony software Skype reads and stores the BIOS data of a user's computer. As a hacker with the pseudonym Myria reports in a blog entry, once the software is launched it saves an executable file called in the user's temporary folder. This file contains code that transmits the data found in the BIOS address area of the application to be launched.

It is not yet clear what the Skype software does with the data, which may contain, among other things, the motherboard serial number. heise Security - News - Skype reads out BIOS data

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 10th February 2007 8:44AM