June 30, 2004

Skype vs. SIP

There is an article in The Register which quotes Rohan Mahy challenging Skype. Rohan echoes some of the points I made in "Skype is no different". But I do not share his concerns regarding security. He feels rogue programs can infect a computer through Skype API. This is premature because the full scope of the API is yet to be released. A SIP client (like Windows messenger) can also provide API with the corresponding security holes.

I strongly feel that Skype is fundamentally equivalent to SIP based implementations. This means, if SIP is free of security issues then Skype also can be made free of security issues.

Posted by aswath at June 30, 2004 11:04 PM
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