View Full Version : skype: hackable via WiFi?
say that skype logs in automatically
and this lapto is connected to WiFi
can some use your skype balance?
I would imagine Skype sends username/password encrypted, so it's unlikely.
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.
In Wifi you should use WAP or WAP-2 to make secure wireless link.
WEP is very weak.
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