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What is the significance of the little lock on the top of a Skype call screen on Mac OS X?

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I think that this is there to remind users that Skype calls are secured. From Skype's security FAQ:

All Skype-to-Skype voice, video, and instant message conversations are encrypted with strong encryption algorithms, and are therefore secure and private during transmission.

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