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Skype encryption stumps police

On November 23, 2007, in Security, by Administrator
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Interesting…German police want to trojan suspect machines in order to engage in surveillance…

German police are unable to decipher the encryption used in the internet telephone software Skype to monitor calls by suspected criminals and terrorists, Germany’s top police officer said.

Skype allows users to make telephone calls over the internet from their computer to other Skype users free of charge.

Law enforcement agencies and intelligence services have used wiretaps since the telephone was invented, but implementing them is much more complex in the modern telecommunications market where the providers are often foreign companies. [Link—>]

 

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