*Before we begin: This is no "plz hax mi buddys skype for mee" thread
I was thinking about the subject, and stared doing some research about it. At first I thought it wouldn't be too hard, figuring someone would have done it by now anyway, but as I started searching around, every other thread is about "Billion dollar rewards" for anyone who can do it. Apparently, Skype uses a 256 bit encryption key (no, I'm not an encryption specialist and wouldn't know exactly what that means) which supposedly is extremely hard to figure out. Something in me tells me that Skype cannot possibly have existed without people finding away to "wiretap" it.
Now the other half of the links I see talks about a Skype Trojan, but my common sense tells me that downloading a Trojan that promises to do what people are offering billions for just seems like one of those really bad ideas...
My question to you guys then is: What do you know about Skype? How does it work? Where is it encrypted, and in theory, how would you attack it? I hope that's not going too far, and if it is, please tell me. The ultimate question would of course be: Have anyone here done it successfully? But then again, they probably wouldn't say