According to “sources” at the Counter Terror Expo in London, the cryptologic intelligence agency of the United States government – National Security Agency (NSA) is ready to pay “billions” for technology that would allow listening in on Skype IM and phone call traffic. Apparently there are other clients lined up as well – German and UK clandestine services are also ready to pay big money.
Naturally this brought out the naysayers claiming that this message is just a diversionary tactic, attempting to assure the users of Skype that their calls are not already all being monitored “to get would be criminals to be more brazen.”
Estonia’s programmers should be capable of cracking Skype as they programmed significant portions of the system, but they should really rush to take the job as eBay (Skype’s parent company) may be tempted to recover some of its $1.4 billion it has already been forced to write off as a loss for the purchase of Skype.
I am joking of course — kind of…