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Skype encryption broken

July 13, 2010

According to recent reports the compact encryption code used by Skype to protect its network has been uncovered by cryptography expert Sean O’Neil.

O’Neil on the contrary believes that the code has already been exploited by Skype spammers.

Skype’s encryption code is supposedly hovers around a cipher called RC4, that is employed by the VoIP service provider to offer security to its clients and at the same maintain a distance from servers which might be attacked by hackers and spammers, as well as third parties who might create their own IM clients using Skype’s network.

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