Skype communications protocol possibly cracked

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  1. Iria

    Iria New Member

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    Source: Ars Technica
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    A blog following VoIP developments is reporting on a personal experience with what appears to be the first third-party Skype client. The blog post describes an unreliable but working connection made from China to a standard Skype client in the US, along with supporting evidence such as the (obviously modified) screenshot below.

    The new client is supposedly under heavy development by a Chinese company, and intrepid blogger Charlie Paglee notes that it may turn Skype from something evil and illegal in the eyes of the Chinese government to a national point of pride: "I wouldn't be surprised if a major Chinese telco ends up licensing this technology to produce a competing Skype client for use in China. [...] They reverse engineered a protocol that was not protected by patent. They will be seen as heroes in China and it is unlikely the government will ever take action against them."
     
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    wrong resumé for the news... :-/
     
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    Totally weird.
     
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    Matth Flash Banner Hater

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    I'd go for a client that would support forward, reverse but not relayed connect - unless I can turn off relay, there's no way I'm opening up my firewall, even if I reluctantly set up Skype as a friend uses it.
     

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