Skype protocol rumored to be cracked
IT administrators have learned to fear Skype and its supernode super opaque peer-to-peer technology. With such a nice piece of software, infiltrating firewalls is guaranteed and security companies acknowledge the lack of consistency of currently available Skype buster solutions.
A couple of weeks ago, our source from inside Wengo, the French softphone maker, informed us that bridging Skype is possible. But we didn’t unveil the info ― too unsure.
“His company has successfully reverse engineered the Skype protocol and he wanted to call me in the United States to see how it worked between physically distant IP addresses. Their end goal is to create a client 100% compatible with Skype,” and license the cracked protocol.
If this is true, a league of corporate security systems and IM manufacturers would be delighted to grab the “Da Vinci code”. Of course, connecting to Skype doesn’t imply eBay is loosing its $2.6 billion acquisition, just a reached milestone. But it may be the time for Skype to change its only-me mentality.
UPDATE, July 15, 2006 — Charlie Paglee informed us about the plagiarism. Charlie, we’re deeply sorry. We truly hate plagiarism. Hate. Sorry.
Jul 13, 2006 | By Nuno