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[liberationtech] skype

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Thu Mar 21 13:05:52 PDT 2013


On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:17:03PM -0400, Louis Su?rez-Potts wrote:
> One is tempted to suggest using other than Skype. Alternatives exist,
> and these are secure, at least according to their claims. As well,
> Skype's code is not transparent, in the way that other, open source,
> applications' are.

I'm more than tempted: I can't understand why anyone would even consider
using Skype.  It's closed-source, therefore it must be presumed insecure.
Nothing Microsoft says about it can be trusted.  There is reason to believe
that it's been successfully attacked by third parties.  &etc.

I dunno 'bout y'all, but I think that's enough to blacklist it permanently.
Done.  Over.  Next?

---rsk



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