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[News] Skype on GNU/Linux is More Secure Than on Windows

  • Subject: [News] Skype on GNU/Linux is More Secure Than on Windows
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 22:16:21 +0100
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Skype Trojan targets Windows; Linux and Apple unaffected

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| A programmer who wrote a Trojan that allows third parties to listen to Skype 
| calls has released the code so that computer security firms can develop 
| countermeasures.



Fresh Roadmap for Firefox

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| The Mozilla Project has updated its roadmap for the coming versions of
| Firefox. The next big release, Firefox 4.0 with Geko1.9.4 underneath, is
| scheduled for the end of 2010.


Will new Skype owners deal differently with open source?

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| There is growing speculation, especially given its deal with Digium, that the
| new owners of Skype may take a different attitude toward open source.


Skype buyout wakes up open source vendors

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| Meanwhile, the developers of FreeSWITCH, an alternative VoIP solution, have
| been re-emphasising that FreeSWITCH already supports Skype in an update
| released in August, albeit through a proxy mechanism which uses the Skype
| client software on Windows and Linux to connect to the Skype network. Whether
| the new ownership of Skype will see the company become more interoperable
| with open source in general has yet to be determined.


eBay 'reaches deal to sell Skype'

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| Skype is expected to be sold to a group of private investors, including
| Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen and private equity firms.


Skype Dials New Ownerâ And Open Source

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| The first piece of news involves eBay selling most of Skype to private
| investors, as reported by The New York Times. But a separate, smaller piece
| of news could also have big implications for Skype and its channel partners.
| Skype for Digium Asterisk â the open source IP PBX â is officially available
| for download.


Digium and Skype Enable Free and Low-Cost Calling through any Asterisk-based

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| âDigium has been using Skype for Asterisk for the past few months while the
| product has been in development,â said Danny Windham, CEO of Digium. âWe
| created Skype accounts such as Digium Sales and Digium Supportâa convention I
| suspect many companies will quickly adopt. Now, our customers all over the
| world can call us for free using Skype and our Asterisk PBX processes the
| inbound call just like it would a normal call. This is going to save Digium
| and our customers a lot of money.â

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