On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 12:30:53 -0700,
"Daniel B. Thurman" <dant(a)cdkkt.com> wrote:
[perhaps off topic, but interesting security implications?]
Yeah, don't let LE install trojan software on machines you use.
I wonder if backdoors are installed to comply with
government & law enforcement requirements. In the US,
The Skype backdoors that have been covered in public (recently and in the
past) that I have seen have all been additional software installed by LE
on the victum's machine, not something specifically built into Sykpe. Since
calls are dispatched through central servers and Skype is a US company,
presumably call record information is being captured by the US, en masse. Some
other governments probably also get easy access to this data.
Fact or hype?
Probably both. The existance of trojans has come up before, this guy just
seems to be hyping his claim that he wrote one of them.