Re: NSA offering 'billions' for Skype eavesdrop solution

2009-02-14 Thread Adam Fields
On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:24:35AM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
 Counter Terror Expo: News of a possible viable business model for P2P
 VoIP network Skype emerged today, at the Counter Terror Expo in London.
 An industry source disclosed that America's supersecret National
 Security Agency (NSA) is offering billions to any firm which can
 offer reliable eavesdropping on Skype IM and voice traffic.
 
 
 
 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/nsa_offers_billions_for_skype_pwnage/

Of course, this could just be a smokescreen to try to convince people
that they can't already do it.

The voice traffic may be hard to break, but the fact that every client
can download my entire IM history when logging into a new machine kind
of kills the it's p2p so we can't track it argument. Those messages
are stored somewhere.

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NSA offering 'billions' for Skype eavesdrop solution

2009-02-13 Thread Steven M. Bellovin
Counter Terror Expo: News of a possible viable business model for P2P
VoIP network Skype emerged today, at the Counter Terror Expo in London.
An industry source disclosed that America's supersecret National
Security Agency (NSA) is offering billions to any firm which can
offer reliable eavesdropping on Skype IM and voice traffic.



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/nsa_offers_billions_for_skype_pwnage/


--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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