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Skype..

Postby esters » 2007-06-10 18:48

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Postby Optional » 2007-06-10 19:13

1) Skype is based out of Luxembourg, not Sweden.

2) If you want to communicate securely, using a closed-source program probably isn't in your best interests anyways.

3) Carefully-worded fear mongering on some guy's blog won't impress many people, especially when it's titled ultraparanoid

99.9% of people don't care anyways, they just want to talk to friends/family
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Postby esters » 2007-06-10 19:19

1)AFAIK Skype was created in Estonia by the authors of kazaa

2) Also mention that Skype encrypts itself and is VERY hard to revengeneer

3) Ppl are ignorant, gotta live through it
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Postby AgenT » 2007-06-10 21:51

esters wrote:2) Also mention that Skype encrypts itself and is VERY hard to revengeneer
Skype encryption:
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encrypted_string = strrev(string);
return encrypted_string;

Point being, saying it is VERY hard to reverse engineer is NOT in any way satisfactory and 100% speculative. Skype uses an "encryption" method that they will not name and is closed off to everyone else. This makes it sound like it is done in the Microsoft way of "security by obscurity". Nothing to have confidence in. After all, if it was real encryption and really secure, then releasing the specification would not be a problem. Like PGP which is totally open and "impossible" to crack.
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