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Skype security problems

I read a few articles and posts about security problems with skype, is there a way to protect my computer and network from these vulnerabilities?

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Your Antivirus and Firewall should take care of protecting your computer. I don't know of anyone having a security problem with Skype. Just don't give out personnal info.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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