Updated:02:03 AM EST Dec 12


this is ggmania.com subsite

NEWS
rss feed 
 
top 100
archive
submit news

FREE eBooks

REVIEWS
 
SOFTWARE
CD/DVD tools
Free Antivir
Security
Drivers
Utilities
 
FORUMS
comments
hardware
software
off-topic
 
LINKS
 
SPONSORS:

Forex Brokers Reviewed



Booty Bingo

New Look Bingo

Mummies Bingo

M Jackpots

(C) 2006-2017 TechAmok
All Rights Reserved.


CONTACT
 
Can Skype \'wiretap\' video calls? - TechAmok

Can Skype 'wiretap' video calls? - [security]
07:36 PM EDT - Jul,24 2012 - post a comment

The video calling service Skype recently made a change to how it routes calls. Yawn, right? But here's where it get a little juicier: Hackers and bloggers are saying the changes, which push some of the video calling process onto Skype's own computers instead of onto random machines on the Internet, could help the app spy on users' calls, presumably at the request of a court or government.
The problem? It's unclear what exactly changed, and a Skype spokesman contacted by CNN for clarification would not release more than a pre-written statement.

Chaim Haas, the spokesman, would not say, for instance, if the update actually enabled the company to tap into and record Skype calls. He also would not answer questions about when the update took place or whether wiretapping was a motive.
"As part of our ongoing commitment to continually improve the Skype user experience, we developed supernodes, which can be located on dedicated servers within secure datacenters," the statement from Skype says. "This has not changed the underlying nature of Skype's peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture, in which supernodes simply allow users to find one another (calls do not pass through supernodes). "We believe this approach has immediate performance, scalability and availability benefits for the hundreds of millions of users that make up the Skype community."


Add your comment (free registrationrequired)

Short overview of recent news articles

Dec,12 2017 Bits Be Trippin' Mining on NVIDIA TITAN V
Dec,11 2017 Google Releases Tool To Help iPhone Hackers
Dec,11 2017 Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading
Dec,11 2017 The Walking Dead Overkills - Official Trailer
Dec,11 2017 YouTuber Nearly Dies in Very Dumb Head-in-Cement Microwave Stunt
Dec,11 2017 Top-Selling Handgun Safe Can Be Remotely Opened in Seconds without
Dec,11 2017 DAY 8: Madison Beer by Phil Poynter #LOVEADVENT2017
Dec,11 2017 DAY 7: Rita Ora by Rankin #LOVEADVENT2017
Dec,11 2017 DAY 6: Sara Sampaio by Phil Poynter #LOVEADVENT2017
Dec,09 2017 First Alita: Battle Angel Trailer is Here!
Dec,09 2017 THE TERROR Teaser Trailer NEW (2017) Drama TV Series HD
Dec,08 2017 GeForce Game Ready 388.59 WHQL drivers
Dec,08 2017 Nvidia launches $3,000 Titan V PC GPU based on Tesla V100
Dec,08 2017 US Develops Microwave Weapon That Could Destroy North Korean
Dec,08 2017 Microsoft Issues Emergency Update to their Malware Protection Engine
Dec,08 2017 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Official Trailer
Dec,08 2017 How small a hole can a mouse get through? Experiments.
Dec,08 2017 Republic Wireless Relay Is Walkie-Talkie Phone for Kids
>> News Archive <<

TechAmok - Privacy Policy        loading time:0.01secs