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I read that skype is quite secure. I wanted to ask if the same holds when it's used from a wireless device (say, laptop) or a mobile phone (iphone, android). This assumes it's connecting via a secure wireless network. Thanks.

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The data stream is encrypted by the Skype client. If the client is running on your local device then it is encrypted before it is sent across the air.

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It uses the same security measures to communicate as it does on a regular computer. Even when not connecting through secure channels, the protocol uses Skype secures the data being sent.

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