17-11-05

block skype or VOIP out of your network

The analyst firm Info-Tech Research Group has recommended that enterprises ban the use and cites these vulnerabilities and issues with Skype:

  • It claims that Skype's encryption is closed source and vulnerable to "man-in-the-middle attacks," and says it is unclear how well the encryption keys are managed.
  • It claims that because Skype is not standards-compliant, it will allow attacks through corporate firewalls.
  • It claims that Skype is "undetectable, untraceable, and unauditable," and so puts enterprises at risk with regard to compliance laws.
  • It claims that the issue of whether VoIP calls "constitute a business record is a legal quagmire," and that "throwing Skype into the communications mix further clouds the issue."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20051112/tc_cmp/173601940

and it eats away your bandwith

and as it works with a p2P model you don't know where the traffic is passing through and if someone is 'capturing' it.

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