skype: hackable via WiFi? [Archive] - Glock Talk


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12-22-2010, 13:31
say that skype logs in automatically

and this lapto is connected to WiFi

can some use your skype balance?


12-22-2010, 14:42
I would imagine Skype sends username/password encrypted, so it's unlikely.

12-23-2010, 00:09
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:

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.

12-23-2010, 22:49
In Wifi you should use WAP or WAP-2 to make secure wireless link.

WEP is very weak.