skype

Mon
27
Dec
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Skype Outage Disappoints Holiday Users

Technical difficulties ruined one of the busiest days of the year for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company Skype. The video long-distance chat service experienced significant outages throughout the period December 23-25. Skype may be the ... cheapest way to see and chat with friends and family from around the world using a PC or laptop. The software is free to download, and costs nothing to use if two users of the program connect over their computers. The only charges apply where someone decides to dial into someone's phone with their laptop, but even in that case rates are incredibly low ... (view more)

Wed
28
Apr
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'Sandboxie 3.45.09 Beta', and 'Skype 4.2.0.163'

Sandboxie 3.45.09 Beta Tired of dealing with rogue software, spyware and malware? Have you spent too many hours removing unsolicited software? Worried about clicking unfamiliar Web links? Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which ... prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer. Sandboxie requires neither the disabling nor blocking of functions available to Web sites through the browser. Instead, Sandboxie isolates and quarantines the outcome of whatever the Web site may do to your computer, including the installation of unsolicited ... (view more)

Thu
30
Apr
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'Skype Call Recorder', and 'Stab Launcher'

Skype Call Recorder Skype Call Recorder is a free recording program which automatically saves all your Skype conversations and conferences. This tool records P2P (peer to peer) Skype calls, SkypeOut calls, as well as calls to Skype Online number. ... Records are stored as mp3 audio files. http://voipcallrecording.com Stab Launcher Stab Launcher is a new tabbed-based program launcher. It helps find and launch your favorite programs, web pages, folders, or any type of files in a quick and easy manner. Taking up as few resources as possible, Stab Launcher allows for unparalleled customization. http ... (view more)

Tue
27
Nov
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Hackers Threaten Internet Phone Calls

A security expert has produced proof that Internet phone calls could be hacked. Peter Cox has produced a program named SIPtap, which is designed to monitor VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) streams that carry phone calls through services such as ... Skype. The program can record conversations as audio files and even index the calls by date or caller. The software only needs to be installed on one machine (through a virus) to record all the calls made on the network. A skilled hacker could even install it across an entire Internet service provider's system. Mr. Cox has only used SIPtap to prove ... (view more)

Fri
14
Sep
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Skype Slammed Again by Worm

Love to talk? Many of us do. It's one reason Skype has becomes such a popular "telephony" service, although both Skype Ltd. and its customers are pulling out hairs this morning over news that a nasty worm is inching its way through the instant ... messenger service. Skype, which is a Voice over Internet Protocol, or VOIP service, has seen its fair share of threats. In April we reported on a similar issue, whereby a text link led to a JPEG file that in turn presented an executable link. Clicking that meant spyware-central, and a whole lot of headaches for a service developed by former ... (view more)

Fri
20
Apr
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Skype Hit with IM Worm, Security Threats Grow

One of the rising technologies right now is Skype, a peer-to-peer telephone network devised by the same entrepreneurs behind the now decrepit Kazaa. But, don't be too alarmed; although peer-to-peer and Kazaa have both become dirty terms in the ... security vocabulary, Skype is a rather safe (and in many cases, cheap) and effective way of reaching friends long distance. However, Skype grows in popularity, so too do the threats, including a recent instant messaging worm that has spread its way to a few unlucky users. The recent issue hitting Skype's instant messaging service isn't much different ... (view more)

Tue
23
Jan
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Founders of Kazaa, Skype Create Internet TV Project

The name and details of the latest venture for Skype and Kazaa co-founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis were released earlier last week. The young entrepreneurs have tackled the world of Internet television with a service called "Joost". ... Zennstrom and Friis, who sold Skype for an incredible $2.6 billion USD to eBay Inc. in 2005, have said that Joost will combine aspects of file-sharing software and regular broadcast television. (Source: news.zdnet.com ) Joost (pronounced "juiced") may even eventually attempt a move onto television sets, but the two co-founders have remained adamant that ... (view more)

Thu
11
Jan
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An Internet Lie Detector That Works with VoIP

Did someone in Israel read the recent Infopackets story about technology making it easier for people to lie? It sure seems that way! Actually, the uniquely titled KishKish Lie Detector has been available to the public since December, and a new beta ... upgrade has just been released. The Israeli technology works over the Internet with popular online phone service, called Skype. (Source: batm.com ) "We tested it with the [former U.S. president Bill] Clinton speech about his relationship with his intern Monica Lewinsky," stated Zvi Marom, the founder and CEO of BATM Advanced Communications. "When ... (view more)

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