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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Why do idiots keep cracking stuff that simply ruins it for the end-user...
1) This guy is basically as far from an idiot as you can get.
2) Who wants to understand and learn how things work? That sounds like a stupid to me too....
3) If you didn't read he plan was to opensource it. I don't see how that even comes close to ruining it
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Why do idiots keep cracking stuff that simply ruins it for the end-user...
Obviously since Micrsoft just acquired them, this is why the program is being targeted...

Skype will soon blow...
Edited by _GTech - 6/3/11 at 10:14am
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post #13 of 42
bad news since microsoft just purchased them.
    
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An update should be released asap
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Originally Posted by Dethredic View Post
1) This guy is basically as far from an idiot as you can get.
2) Who wants to understand and learn how things work? That sounds like a stupid to me too....
3) If you didn't read he plan was to opensource it. I don't see how that even comes close to ruining it
Yer the guy is oviously pretty inteligent if he is able to reverse engineer it
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Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
Cracked when just bought out by M$.

Irony at its finest.
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Originally Posted by Fuell View Post
Karma?
Fate?
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It is not all security by obscurity of course. There is plenty of good cryptography in Skype. Most of it is implemented properly too. There are seven types of communication encryption in Skype: its servers use AES-256, the supernodes and clients use three types of RC4 encryption – the old TCP RC4, the old UDP RC4 and the new DH-384 based TCP RC4, while the clients also use AES-256 on top of RC4. It all is quite complicated, but we’ve mastered it all.


o_0 So what about the audio streams being encrypted. Did they some how crack the private key?

EDIT: This answered my question.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 6/3/11 at 10:31am
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post #17 of 42
Just because Skype is widely used doesn't mean it's secure. It's not designed to be secure.
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What does this mean for steam? That uses the Skype stuff doesn't it?
     
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Man I saw this coming a mile away as soon as I heard MS bought out skype. It may or may not be a good thing for the end user. I'm assuming this is to protect the consumer though (in case MS decides to remove/limit features).
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Why do idiots keep cracking stuff that simply ruins it for the end-user...
Because it's there.

Also, revealing flaws and allowing openess doesn't ruin things for end-users. Only inherently insecure things are vulnerable, and such insecurities are better off found and closed than not found at all.

Without people continually trying to poke holes in security, security would stagnate. It's an arms race, an evolution, and while it may be a short term annoyance for some, we'll be better off in the long term.
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