Privacy Blog

“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

Trojan Malware Might Be Recording Your Skype Conversations

If you’ve got Skype, you’ll want to know about the Trojan T9000. It’s malware that records your conversations, both video-calls and text messaging, and is virtually undetectable to security suites. And because it’s a Trojan, you won’t even know about it.

The T9000 Trojan provides backdoor access to your private information, automatically capturing encrypted messages, taking screenshots, recording audio files and documents sent via Skype. The problem appears to be a problem only on Windows, not on Macintosh.

The T9000 aims to capture monetary data, trade knowledge, intellectual property, and personal information including usernames and passwords.

You can read more about this security problem in an article by Philip Bates in the MakeUseOf web site at

How can you avoid the problem? Philip Bates suggests not opening any Rich Text Format (RTF) files in your email inbox. I would think an easier and safer solution would be to simply stop using Skype. After all, there are several competitive products that are already known to be more secure than Skype anyway.

See my earlier articles at,,, and

Categories: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.