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[liberationtech] Comments on Internews new "information security guide"

Robert Munro robert.munro at
Wed Nov 14 11:55:10 PST 2012

> The most noteworthy being that Internews seems to have proclaimed Skype a completely acceptable
> technology, with no evidence of its encryption being broken.

During the Arab Spring, I helped translate documents that were
liberated from an information ministry. They included transcripts of
Skype text-chat conversations, and one of the people in the
conversations was a member of Internews. The chat logs were most
likely taken from a computer (your skype chats are stored locally),
not intercepted directly. Multiple people in the transcripts were
detained and their computers were searched, both within the country
and in the case of the Internews person at an airport.

So I don't know about the encryption side of things, but they are
aware of the vulnerabilities, having been victims themselves



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