Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Chrome extension adds encryption to Skype


I don’t know what you do in your Skype sessions and I’m sure you’d like to keep to that way. But any data that’s sent over the public data networks is a potential target for snoopers and sniffers, unless you use some sort of encryption protection.

That’s what Autoclick offers with the beta version of Secure Skype Chat. It’s an extension for the Chrome browser that uses the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), also known as Rijndael. Tis particular standard for encryption of electronic data was established by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2001.

Like the best encryption techniques, Secure Skype Chat requires the parties in a connection to share a private encryption key. Messages are encrypted and sent across the network. They remain unreadable until they are decrypted by the receiving party.

You can get more information at Autoclick’s website and download the extension in the Chrome Web Store.


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