[VOIPSEC] Anything new on skype security?
stu.jacobs at verizon.com
Wed Sep 14 16:25:05 BST 2005
On Sep 14, 2005, at 8:34 AM, Lee Dilkie wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> Sorry, I cannot accept proprietary cyrpto. I can understand 'patent
>> pending' or such. But not silence.
> <devil's advocate>
> Try asking the military (any military) what their crypto algorithms
> Or police, border control, government human resources.. I think you get
> my point.
However the military, boarder control and government hr (all
governmental entities) typically have to go through certification and
accreditation, usually by NIST or NSA as to the acceptability of
proposed crypto usage. So government crypto is not kept secret from
those with an acknowledged need to know about the algorithms being used
> Silence can be a very effective secure measure. I'm sure SKYPE isn't
> loosing any sleep over your acceptance or not.
> </devil's advocate>
> It does take the fun out of it though, doesn't it ;)
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