This get a strange feeling with this "gift" / "group hug"... :(
"One major problem with Skype is that its source code is not open source, and therefore cannot be inspected by most people - including most security specialists - for back doors that can be exploited by hackers or government agents. Security specialist Bruce Schneier said (...) that "In the cryptography world, we consider open source necessary for good security; we have for decades."
A third party paper analyzing the security and methodology of Skype was presented at Black Hat Europe 2006. It analyzed Skype and made these observations:
* Assumes a 'blind trust' of anything else speaking Skype
* No way to know if there is or will be a 'backdoor'
* Skype has been found to access BIOS data to identify individual computers and provide DRM protection for plug-ins.
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