Is Skype Safe?


Quick Answer

As of 2014, an independent security review for Skype has concluded that Skype is safe to use. According to the review, Skype protects users against a range of potential security pitfalls, like eavesdropping, impersonation and data modification, and Skype utilizes encryption algorithms designs specifically to keep criminals from getting user information or infiltrating user privacy.

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Is Skype Safe?
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Full Answer

Still, users can feel safer by avoiding putting details of their lives on their Skype profiles, or even by not filling out a profile at all. Skype privacy settings can also be set in a way that lets users keep a low profile on Skype without sharing any information that they are not comfortable sharing.

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