Re: Looking for information regarding the use of Skype in an Enterprise network
- From: krymson@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: 20 Jan 2009 19:16:09 -0000
Also of note, the Skype client user password is stored on clear text in memory. I first saw this in the latest Hakin9 issue. Here is the quick version:
Is that a big deal? If you have good physical security, perhaps not. But it might be enough to be annoyed that even trusted admins can work late at night on a computer and glean an account whose password is likely the same as the network one, and then your whole trust system breaks down internally...
Does this mean Skype sucks? Probably not, as I wonder (as the author does) whether other IM programs suffer the same issue.