Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That’s Not Controlled by Microsoft

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That’s Not Controlled by Microsoft.


    -- Tom
     
  2. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Looks interesting :) Open-Source, decentralized, uses NaCl encryption library for end-to-end encryption with Forward Secrecy.
     
  3. Carver

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    Nice has possibilitys
     
  4. mantra

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    hi
    but could be installed?
    i hate skype , it continues to updated even i disabled it
    and i tried to create some fire rules to avoid auto update
     
  5. Minimalist

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    Just disable Skype Updater service, disable automatic updates in advance settings and don't install any update offered through Windows updates.
     
  6. mantra

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    i use the portable and the update is disabled but it still download the update
    thanks
     
  7. zapjb

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    Can I add Skype users to contacts in this?
     
  8. Minimalist

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    Did you check if there is a Skype Updater service installed? It should also ask you if you want to install update and you can decline.
     
  9. cb474

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    I was looking at tox the other day. It does look like a nice project. I'd defintely like to get off the Skype bandwagon. And I'm glad they're planning to get an independent code audit, when the project is further along.
     
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    What are peoples' views on whether peer-to-peer is better or worse than central-server from an anonymity/metadata perspective for low-latency types of communication (such as voice and video)?

    My feeling is that neither really work well, and that reliable anonymity/metadata privacy can only be achieved with medium latency applications.

    Personally, I'd stick with OTR-based products until there's a bit more track record with Tox and other peer-to-peer solutions.
     
  12. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    I've been using Tox and it is pretty good. It does not provide anonymity, mind you, but it provides a secure(?, needs to be checked) connection between communicators. A VPN can be used with it as well.

    You can search for random people to chat with at toxme.se.
     
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