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Skype replaces P2P supernodes with Linux boxes hosted by Microsoft

Microsoft has drastically overhauled the network running its Skype voice-over-IP service, replacing peer-to-peer client machines with thousands of Linux boxes that have been hardened against the most common types of hack attacks, a security researcher said. The change, which Immunity Security’s Kostya Kortchinsky said occurred about two months ago, represents a major departure from the […]