Skype Backdoor


Skype

I was reading a post this morning on MyBroadband and I was wondering about other IM/VoIP software out there to use as an alternative to landline/mobile communication to circumvent this ludicrous bill that they want passed in SA soon.

So, whom better than probably the most widely known and best-publicised product out there, Skype! And then I did a little digging and it didn’t take me long to come up with this article where they’re talking about a backdoor in Skype for listening in on VoIP calls or monitoring IM chats. Although Skype denies the allegations, it’s still of concern.

Skype VoIP Calls

Which brings me to another point, alternatives – trustworthy alternatives. The words “trust” and “internet” just don’t go hand in hand anymore these days or are we just becoming a bunch of cynics. So I looked at what other alternatives for IM/VoIP software there is out there and it’s almost a limitless list, where to begin, which is better?

Where to from here? Encrypted smoke-signals? Or do we just learn how to communicate telepathically (encrypted of course) to prevent Big Brother from listening in?

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2 Responses to “Skype Backdoor”

  1. Awesome post!

    With the onslaught of Big Brother tactics from everywhere imaginable … resulting in our rapidly diluted privacy, we all need to begin taking measures to restore what we once had but are quickly losing.

    Thank you for bringing awareness to an important topic!

  2. As always, you’re most welcome 😉

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