[Dshield] Question on Skype

Kenton Smith listsks at yahoo.ca
Fri Feb 17 17:02:59 GMT 2006


My concern with Skype is that it is a P2P technology.
As far as I know that means that your machine could be
being used as a node in the network even if you aren't
using it.

Kenton

--- "Henderson, Henry" <Henry.Henderson at oa.mo.gov>
wrote:

> You need to isolate the VOIP from your data
> connection.  In other words
> have two IP connections, the bandwidth can cause a
> data bandwidth
> concern.  It also need different rules/policy on
> your firewalls/routers.
> 
> Henry Henderson
> Missouri Office of Administration
> Information Technology Services Division
> Information Security Management Office
> 573-526-6923
> -----Original Message-----
> From: list-bounces at lists.dshield.org
> [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of
> Richard Roy
> Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 10:11 AM
> To: list at lists.dshield.org
> Subject: [Dshield] Question on Skype
> 
> I now have several remote users and they are
> interested in using skype
> as their main method of communication.  I am not a
> user of it at all,
> and as such I am rather unfamiliar with it.  Their
> main page seems to
> give some info about it, but I was wondering what
> the response would be
> from the security minded folks at dshield.  Is it
> secure? I realize that
> once it hits a public line it is no longer
> encrypted, but when it is ip
> to ip and over the internet is it secure?  I see it
> uses Rijndael
> encryption, but I thought I remembered reading some
> time ago that this
> type of encryption could be cracked theoretically. 
> Am I confusing this
> with something else.  Please point me in the right
> direction.  I do not
> want the users to have a false sense of security.
>  
> We are planning a corporate move to voip by year end
> anyhow, so this
> just might be temporary.  Thanks.  Just trying to
> stay informed.
>  
> Richard Roy
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