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[liberationtech] Microsoft Accesses Skype Chats

Michael Rogers michael at briarproject.org
Tue May 14 09:24:39 PDT 2013


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On 14/05/13 17:08, Julian Oliver wrote:
> ..on Tue, May 14, 2013 at 11:04:11AM -0500, Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco
> Sanfuentes wrote:
>> I understand that the Skype traffic IS encrypted. The problem is
>> that Skype itself (and now, Microsoft) holds the key, not the
>> conversants..
> 
> Yes, this is correct. There's a good lesson here in encryption, key
> ownership and topology.

Another possible explanation is that the Skype client is submitting
the links (but not the entire contents of the chat) to Microsoft.

Cheers,
Michael

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