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Re: blog about tor and skype
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I can't answer your question directly since I don't use Skype.
However, in general you should set the proxy option in your
application to localhost and the respective port. Just try it out and
see if it works or wait for an answer by someone who is familiar with
Skype. Also, I'm not sure whether voice may be too slow when using Tor.
About VOIP: I did not say VOIP calls are encrypted. ;) I said it is
possible to encrypt them by using zfone. But just like email
encryption it requires both participants to use it. By default, VOIP
calls are *not* encrypted.
> Thank you for explaining, it's good to know that VOIP calls are
> encrpted. About configuring skype to use tor, can I just set proxy
> server to localhost, port 9050, using HTTPS? Or is it necessary to
> install freecap?
> Enigma <Enigma@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> - From what it sounds your destinations are normal phones. In that
> case your calls will not be encrypted. Actually, Tor could encrypt
> your call up to the point where it arrives at a gateway that
> connects to the public phone network. From there it can no longer
> be encrypted since there's no way to handle the encrypted data in a
> public phone network (yes there are exceptions but that's rare and
> a different topic). In summary: you can't make fully encrypted
> calls to a non-VOIP phone from what I know.
> Sincerely, Enigma
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