Skype and privacy

Friday, 3. October 2008 6:40 - daniel - Computer - 0 Comments

This is why I don't like communication networks I can't control. Even tho Skype may not be guilty here, it shows that your conversations arn't save on these networks. Skype always talks about their encryption and stuff, but here you see how easy it was for a company to allow logging and censoring of chat communications.

And to make matter worse, you can't use a different client for Skype that supports additional end-to.end encryption on Skype, because Skype keeps there protocol closed and makes it extremely hard to reverse engineer their client.

Even using instant messaging networks like MSN or ICQ is better, because you can use a different client like pidgin that supports end-to-end encryption via plugins like off the records.

Or you can use Jabber (XMPP), a free and open protocol for IM (on your own server).