is skype encrypted?

Kenneth Loafman kenneth at
Sat Apr 10 19:23:32 UTC 2010

user1 wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Apr 2010 21:59:13 +0400, Alan Holt wrote:
> Does this answer mean that skype cannot be sniffed, or does it mean that 
> skype is never encrypted - please clearify :-)
>>> Can someone [same subnet, e.g.: with a hub, not switch..] sniff my
>>> skype password when i'm using Skype? Is it encrypted?

Skype is encrypted end-to-end, so us common folk can't get your
password.  I would not bet against a back door for the government
though, Skype is a closed-source solution.


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