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    Backdoor in Skype

    Now that the backdoor in Skype has become official, what are the alternatives?

    Has anyone heard of Cryptocat? (I hear they are working on implementing encrypted file-transfer and VOIP)

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    Re: Skype is dead...

    Skype is offically dead? What's the source?

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    Re: Skype is dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by AleCutu View Post
    Skype is offically dead? What's the source?

    It's not dead but 'dead' for the OP as he will no longer use it due to back doors & security flaws.

    http://memeburn.com/2011/07/microsof...eavesdropping/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype_s...ping_by_design
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    Sip

    For VoIP, there is SIP. All you need is an account and a client. There are many places that offer SIP accounts for free. The clients you can download from the repository or elsewhere. Probably the best one is Jitsi, which happens not to be in the repositories at this time, but there are also Ekiga, Linphone, and Qutecom. If you've been using Skype lately, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the better sound quality in the SIP clients.

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    Re: Skype is dead...

    WebRTC will take over and start making Skype moot.

    Can't wait until it starts materializing. It will be soon.

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    Re: Skype is dead...

    So you say it is better to remove Skype ?

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    Wink Re: Skype is dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by smellyman View Post
    WebRTC will take over and start making Skype moot.

    Can't wait until it starts materializing. It will be soon.
    Same here...It's just a matter of time.
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    Re: Skype is dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxratty View Post
    Same here...It's just a matter of time.
    And it can't come quickly enough.

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    Re: Skype is dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by vladster View Post
    So you say it is better to remove Skype ?
    Not necessarily, it's just not to be considered as being secure. Use it with caution, just like all tools and services.

    I have been looking into Cryptocat - at the moment it just supports text based chat, the developers are about to release file-transfer functionality and they are also working on audio/video through WebRTC I think.

    Apparently you can set up your own Cryptocat server, it's based on ejabberd and nginx: https://github.com/cryptocat/cryptoc...t-Instructions

    But I have no idea what to do with this files or how to set them, if anyone knows, let me us know, would love to try it out.

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    Re: Skype is dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by smellyman View Post
    WebRTC will take over and start making Skype moot.

    Can't wait until it starts materializing. It will be soon.
    Think a beta will be in Firefox 22.

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