Skype and Crypto Pushed by Snowden a Ploy?

rysiek rysiek at
Thu Mar 20 01:13:23 PDT 2014

Dnia środa, 19 marca 2014 20:36:40 grarpamp pisze:
> > In connection with using "encrypted, secure connection" Skype for
> > Snowden's imagery at SXSW and TED, as well as encrypted comms
> > with journalists and event organizers, what has led these comsec
> > advisors to believe that all too vulnerable Skype is secure, as well
> > as all too vulnerable popular crypto pushed for journalists?
> > 
> > Is there any indication Snowden has deployed less vulnerable
> > protections which have not been disclosed as backing for his
> > encouragement to trust encryption and to allow Skype to
> > finger his location and leak his comms?
> If this was a live conference stream with media types, direct Skype
> may have been used since:
> - Training a bunch of idiots to use something secure is a pain.
> Perhaps traded off with a disposable location and/or that Snowden
> is now diplomatically safe in Russia.
> - Tor's network characteristics are usually ok for some voice,
> but insufficient for live media video.
> That said, Skype is closed source, carries no future guarantees,
> and has a controversial track record... therefore it should not be
> trusted under any circumstances. Far better options exist for
> approaching your private comms needs...

I am waiting and giddy for a moment when RetroShare implements video. THey did 
a pretty good job with VoIP:

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