Skype 4.1 for Linux has been released with one major feature: you can now sign into Skype using your Microsoft account and chat with your friends on Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com. Codenamed “The new buddy”, Skype 4.1 by Microsoft has improved audio and video quality, and different audio streams for your sound notifications. […]
Researchers at TrendLabs have reported the presence of a newly released Proof-of-Concept (PoC) trojan that listens and records your Skype conversations. Confirmation of the release of this Trojan horse called Trojan.Peskyspy that records VoIP communications, specifically Skype calls comes from Symantec.com. They sympathetically call it the “wiretap Trojan”.
Formerly known as WengoPhone , QuteCom softphone is an open-source, multi-platform VoIP client that uses the open protocol SIP – – Session Initiation Protocol. Whilst the GUI is built on Qt 4.4.0 – – QuteCom looks and feels like Gizmo5 or Skype, the Video-over-IP is based on Ffmpeg’s libavcodec. QuteCom IM is backed by libpurple […]
What about integrating your open source, multi-platform, multi-protocol instant messaging client Pidgin with Skype? Even though the outcome is not so overwhelming, using the Skype API Plugin gives you the possibility to add your Skype contacts to your Pidgin IM. The API also imports your regular in-out phone contact numbers – but not without a […]
Now it is possible, up to now it was not, with Skype 2.0 for Linux, Linux people join the rest of the VoIP (Voice over IP) world with video too, so get your web cams ready cause you can now show who you really are whilst chatting. Skype finally added video chat to the Linux […]