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    Re: Backdoor in Skype

    [deleted - network problem]
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    Re: Backdoor in Skype

    Just my two cents.

    If you are really concerned about security and privacy, setup a private proxy with encryption that you can both connect to directly, or you have a static IP address simply connect directly and encrypt the datastream. Use a generic VOIP client. Anytime you trust a third party in the middle - such as Microsoft, Facebook, whoever - there is always the chance that they can piggyback that data to someone else - knowingly or not.

    Me, I'd jiust pay the extra money to get a static IP from my ISP and setup a proxy service on my end. Have your friends/family connect to you directly, with encrption on both ends.

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    Re: Backdoor in Skype

    how about using someone elses wireless connection on a live USB OS laptop with no hard drive & a spoofed MAC address & using TOR while hiding in a bush at night wearing a burqa with a hammer to smash up your RAM in case the fuzz catch you?
    Try to see what lolcats I've been looking at then suckers!

    Edit: I forgot the disposable external wireless network card *slaps forehead*
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    Re: Backdoor in Skype

    while hiding in a bush at night LOL

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    Re: Backdoor in Skype

    SIP is more complicated to use than Skype.

    Only, i repeat only way to defeat Skype is make chat client with these features:

    1: DHT based network
    2: Easy to use like skype UI
    3: written in C or C++ with QT GUI
    4: Full encryption
    5: Almost impossible to block by firewalls
    6: Cross platform
    7: Opus for audio and VP9 for video calls
    8: No other bloat included like Facebook, maybe extendable by plugins who needs extra.

    Think this as a Skype clone but much better and open source and this is only way Skype is not dominating any more.
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    Re: Backdoor in Skype

    I don't think skype is dead just untrusted. Security concious people are unlikely to persuade all familly friends and business clients to use something else so will have to choose between abandoning voip contact with them or using skype. Unless there is an alternative which can communicate with skype, the conversation would of course be monitored, but all the other risks of a backdoor in the system would be avoided. Is there something like that?


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    Re: Skype is dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    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
    Thanks for sharing the links... found them really intereting read...
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    Re: Skype is dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    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
    Thanks for sharing the links... found them really interesting read...
    bhatta

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    Re: Backdoor in Skype

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Noodén View Post
    Technologically, Skype is rather inferior, but where it excelled is in marketing. It presented a unified face to VoIP that just happened to lock users into proprietary VoIP. There was a bit of a network effect for a while, but now the stigma of being attached to MS is beginning to kick in. People are realizing the need to look elsewhere. Jitsi and the others are ahead of Skype technically, what is missing is a unified lookup database of users and their SIP addresses. As it stands now, you have to exchange addresses manually like with e-mail instead of looking them up in a central database.
    True
    I use Linphone that way, but it's really not too complicated.
    Linphone works really well BTW
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    Arrow Re: Skype is dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    And it can't come quickly enough.
    I agree. What I want is for it to have multiple users so we can see each other when we play PokerTH...Right now,it only does 2 people and we have to use Google's Hangout for poker and other stuff.
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