[clug] Open source Skype replacement needed

Sam Couter sam at couter.id.au
Sun Jul 3 18:32:33 MDT 2011

Francis Whittle <fj.whittle at gmail.com> wrote:
> You mean, like, going to the person you want to speak with, and opening
> a conversation directly? :)  The internet, supposedly decentralised be
> nature, still relies on nodes between nodes.  Each of these is a weak
> point.
> Of course, I suppose that there's all these security algorithms to avoid
> line tap style hacking from points on the network, but there is truly no
> way to be completely sure it's not broken in some way.

The surest way is to use end-to-end encryption. Skype has a built-in man
in the middle attack vector and always has. This is old news. End-to-end
encryption doesn't involve trusting some third party to keep your
conversation secure.
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