This whole backdoor thing really has me confused. Does this mean that newer versions of Skype support snooping, making older stable releases safe from this nonsense, or is this all server side and won't matter what version of the client you're using?
Also, giving Jitsi a try now, I'd like more options than just Pidgin.
Thank you for your contributions. "So long and thanks for the fish!"
Anyone know how to answer a call that is using google voice with jitsi, i can get as far as i can with pidgen
i was able to make a call using my google account to call my self but i have a loop back thing happen with my landline phone
well in case of extreme requirement, I guess we can also use Google-Hangout as skype alternative.
I decided to try a fun project and setup a jabber/xmpp server on my spare Ubuntu laptop at home for my friends i.e. our own personal IM network. I went with openfire - just install, configure through the web admin panel and off you go.
I tried Jitsi as the client, it worked but its a little rough around the edges and buggy, sometimes buttons and UI elements fail to load, other times when testing video calls I could not see the person I was talking to.
I also had a look at spark, IM'ing is fine, but havent gotten voice/video calls to work yet.
I really don't want to loose my Skype though ... does this mean that my conversations and calls ( voice and video ) can be monitored?