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Skype for Linux 1.4 out of beta

By Lisa Hoover on October 08, 2007 (6:00:00 PM)

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Skype for Linux 1.4 out of beta

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 192.168.1.144] on October 08, 2007 06:21 PM
Whoo, more proprietary closed-source software rather than using one of the dozens of free SIP / H.323 clients.

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Agent Smith says...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 70.68.165.188] on October 08, 2007 06:50 PM
"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time using Skype on Linux. It came to me when I tried to classify your software and I realized that you're not actually application software. Every application on this system is designed to be understandable and auditable but Skype is not. It moves into an area of memory and it morphs and morphs until every ability to understand its structure and intent is obscured. There is another type of software that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Skype is a disease, a cancer of this system. It's a plague and open source is the cure."

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Re: Agent Smith says...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 91.140.54.23] on October 08, 2007 08:34 PM
LOOOOOOOOL

Dead on brother!

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Re: Agent Smith says...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 91.152.161.169] on October 09, 2007 02:46 AM
I did not undertand at all what you are saying.. Don't eat all red and blue pills you can see.

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Re(1): Agent Smith says...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 70.68.165.188] on October 09, 2007 04:15 AM
I think the point is that Skype actually acts like a polymorphic virus. It defies security analysis due to the fact that it encrypts itself in memory, and thwarts debugging through a number of countermeasures. This makes Skype a potential risk to anyone with an interest in maintaining a secure system.

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Microphone works just fine (Debian Etch)

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 91.152.161.169] on October 09, 2007 02:40 AM
I upgraded to Skype 1.4 and I have no problems with microphone. It works just fine.

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Microphone works just fine in Ubuntu too

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 84.48.237.61] on October 09, 2007 07:08 AM
I found my web cam microphone in the bottom of the listed devices in Skype 1.4 setup, running Ubuntu Feisty.

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Skype for Linux 1.4 out of beta

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 217.96.70.73] on October 09, 2007 08:06 AM
http://www.secdev.org/conf/skype_BHEU06.pdf - read this if you want to learn about the true nature of Skype. In short - HIDE EVERYTHING ! This piece of software is obscured on every level and goes to great lengths to ensure that you won`t be able to analyze how it works. I`ve never seen such strong protection before. And it`s not copy protection even - Skype is free. This fact alone should flash a red light in your head. The question is "What do they really have to hide ?".

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Skype for Linux 1.4 out of beta

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 194.106.138.240] on October 09, 2007 08:39 AM
The question is "What do they really have to hide ?".
"Their patented protocol" is the answer

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Skype for Linux 1.4 out of beta

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.11.164.15] on October 09, 2007 02:47 PM
It was reported that skype was reading files in /etc Has this been addressed ? Are they still doing this ?

If they are not, then I will use it, but if so then not.

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Skype for Linux 1.4 out of beta

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 74.141.192.36] on November 21, 2007 10:24 AM
So far it still doesn't work as well as Ekiga. And has way too many issues

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Skype for Linux 1.4 out of beta

Posted by: toronto on November 21, 2007 10:26 PM
I've installed it and its worked fine for me over the past few weeks. Dave in Toronto.

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Skype for Linux 1.4 out of beta

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