2 thoughts on “Skype security fix

  1. Can anyone out there give an authoritive assessment of the security risk of using Skype solely for calls from computer to normal wired phone network, with peer to peer options disabled?
    Does the End user licence give sufficent assurance as to the nature of any third party software?
    See licence agreement para 2.4 / 2.5

  2. Paul, making calls *to* normal phones (Skypeout calls) are as open from the security point of view as making calls *from* a normal phone.
    Skype-to-Skype calls are encrypted, so have some security assurances. But when making a call to a to normal phone, the encryption (and, thus, security) ends as soon as the call passes on to the regular phone network.
    See the General FAQ:
    And the Skypeout FAQ:

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