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[IW] Skype Protocol Cracked

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Bushmanov said he decided to publicize his efforts in the wake of a story published this week in the Wall Street Journal, detailing how Middle Eastern countries' security agencies possessed tools that enabled them to eavesdrop on Skype communications. He's also hoping to recruit more people to help him finish the Skype reverse engineering, which he says isn't yet complete.

In response, Skype appears to be preparing for a fight.
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EEK!
Looks like we have a lesser Geohot wanna-be.
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Cracked when just bought out by M$.

Irony at its finest.
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Cracked when just bought out by M$.

Irony at its finest.
Karma?
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Overvalued just a tad Microsoft. Hopefully for the many people that use Skype, Microsoft can assist to wrap a stronger layer of security around the service without breaking it.

Na...
That said, they are screwed. I'm sure Microsoft cannot wait to insert unspeakable amounts of Bloatware inside the Skype service, using all sorts of known functionality that they would like to get in the short term instead of doing it right, rewriting some of their off-the shelf functions for the online world...

Hopefully i'll be proven wrong for their customer's sake. My opinion really doesn't matter. I don't use Skype. Many of my cousins do.
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Why do idiots keep cracking stuff that simply ruins it for the end-user...
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Well, the MS buy out hasn't gone through yet. MS could pull out of it if they wanted I bet...though I am sure they would need to pay Skype a fair amount to get out of any contracts.
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I am more of a conspiracy theorist. I bet Microsoft allowed Skype to get hacked so they could tighten their grip on the software.
    
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Why do idiots keep cracking stuff that simply ruins it for the end-user...
I think it will be a good thing. I would love to see a less-bloated skype application and hopefully allow conference video calling for free!
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Why do idiots keep cracking stuff that simply ruins it for the end-user...
Because they can! It is a pain in the behind when the end user suffers but really, the point here is that users have been monitored without their knowledge or consent. That is why they do this, so that people know.
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