Collecting Skype information with own python package

This time i will present 2 tutorials in one. One part describe how to create a simple Python package. The other part gives security testers a hint for sensible data. It is recommended to work with python virtualenv!


  • Python 2.7.x
  • pip, virtualenv, setuptools
  • Skype


Skype stores sensible data, unencrypted, in a simple sqlite database (main.db). You would be surprised what information can be found there!

Example Locations

  • Mac OS – /Users/Library/Application Support/Skype/main.db
  • Windows – C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Skype\main.db

Python Package

Install and execute

You can now create another environment (with virtualenv) and install the package.


There are other tables with information! Expand the package as desired.