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skype: hackable via WiFi?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by metrogruntual, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. metrogruntual

    metrogruntual o__O

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    say that skype logs in automatically

    and this lapto is connected to WiFi

    can some use your skype balance?

    :dunno:
     
  2. arodgers

    arodgers

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    I would imagine Skype sends username/password encrypted, so it's unlikely.
     


  3. kc8ykd

    kc8ykd

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    skype actually uses some pretty interesting encryption during the login phase (and the call setup for the receiving end).

    arodgers is correct, that the user/password is encrypted.

    you can read more about it here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype_security#Registration

    specifically, the Registration section contains information pertinent to the username/pass creation and subsequent login phases.


    metrogruntual, if someone were to use your account without authorization, it would probably be due to a trojan horse or keylogger on your computer. or, perhaps, a very weak password.
     
  4. PapaOso

    PapaOso

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    In Wifi you should use WAP or WAP-2 to make secure wireless link.

    WEP is very weak.