What threats does Skype face?

In late December, a security firm sent out an alert that a worm was spreading via Skype. It turned out to be a false alarm. No worm has spread on Skype, and while security experts have painted a target on the popular Internet telephony application, its defenses have been pretty solid, according to the company's chief security officer, Kurt Sauer.

That's not to say there is no work to be done on security at Skype, part of eBay. The company is looking at integrating payment features, which obviously need securing, Sauer said. Also, Skype is in talks with security companies to provide add-ons to its software to secure text-based communications, he said. ZDNet India > News > communication > What threats does Skype face?

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