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metrogruntual
12-22-2010, 12:31
say that skype logs in automatically

and this lapto is connected to WiFi

can some use your skype balance?

:dunno:

arodgers
12-22-2010, 13:42
I would imagine Skype sends username/password encrypted, so it's unlikely.

kc8ykd
12-22-2010, 23:09
skype actually uses some pretty interesting encryption during the login phase (and the call setup for the receiving end).

arodgers is correct, that the user/password is encrypted.

you can read more about it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype_security#Registration

specifically, the Registration section contains information pertinent to the username/pass creation and subsequent login phases.


metrogruntual, if someone were to use your account without authorization, it would probably be due to a trojan horse or keylogger on your computer. or, perhaps, a very weak password.

PapaOso
12-23-2010, 21:49
In Wifi you should use WAP or WAP-2 to make secure wireless link.

WEP is very weak.