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Skype is secure enough for business

Posted on 2010-11-19
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Hi guys,
I'm really concern that Skype is secure enough for business. Is there any way to record skype conversation or event hack its password?. If yes, how to protect myself??
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Question by:olympusvn
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by:Tolomir
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The only way, today, to record the conversation is with a trojan malware placed on the computer of a participant.
To increase security you could run a dedicated computer with linux/ubuntu running skype as single application.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype

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Linux is not "more" secure than windows but there is just no market for malware ... today .

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Keep in mind that recording the conversation can also by done by physical bugging devices placed at your room. Chances are low, but if someone really wants to get the information and has the money or the power he can get it.

Tolomir
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by:olympusvn
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If I don't mention about trojan or something like that on my the computer(mean: it's clear); just about the outside environment. Is there any tool could be used to capture the conversation or hack the password base on my Skype ID?
Thanks,
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by:Tolomir
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So far not. That is the reason why the secret services need to place a trojan on the computer, they cannot decipher the data-stream on the network.
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by:madunix
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- Change passwords regularly and use strong one. and always use different passwords for different services.

- look @ http://www.pcworld.com/article/206107/the_17_most_dangerous_places_on_the_web.html
The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web, the scariest sites on the Net? They're not the ones you might suspect. Here's what to watch for and how to stay safe.....

-  Beaware of a keylogger program, it will secretly record all keystrokes typed on your keyboard, look @ good paper about key logger http://hakin9.org/magazine/1226-hardware-keylogger-a-serious-threat

- Keep the PC clean: ATF-Cleaner, Malwarebytes and a good AV
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