Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Jun 2011 22:23 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Internet & Networking "One researcher has decided he wants to make Skype open source by reverse engineering the protocol the service uses. In fact, he claims to have already achieved that reverse engineering feat on a new skype-open-source blog. The source code has been posted for versions 1.x/3.x/4.x of Skype as well as details of the rc4 layer arithmetic encoding the service uses."
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Reverse Engineered
by Alfman on Sat 4th Jun 2011 00:31 UTC
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2011-01-28

I'm a little confused, hasn't it already been reverse engineered in detail?


2006
http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~salman/skype/

2010
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/09/skype_crypto/

From a closer reading, the reverse engineering isn't new, what's new is that they seem to have a working skype clone.

If so, a more succinct headline would be "Skype has been cloned"

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