Here is a short list what happens when u log in to to skype. Well.. all kinds of shit that i pretty much dont need. im going to experiment with placing multiple firewall rules to deny traffic to those domains..
Holy chatterbug software. No wonder why logins and other functions in Skype can be so slaggy.
I think any in line firewall that would proactively deny everything and require one off approvals would be a good start.
Suprised a lot of us still even use Skype. It's really garbage software. I keep Skype just because a lot of folks in this industry are on there. Hopefully a mass migration happens soon so I can can the last piece of Microsoft out of my life.
I was looking at traffic yesterday live time while watching a Flash based video. So much chatter and random metrics shooting off all over the damn place to unrelated front side sites.
my problem is that this crap wants to connect to bing,facebook,hotmail, adserver whatever while i only want to send damn messages. i dont really mind who the hell those messages get out to, if i want to talk to someone about stuff i really wouldnt like to see on the internet publicly i'll meet with him/her personally .
My problem is that my internet connection isnt that fast and while im streaming a movie, logged in to multiple machines via ssh, vmware horizon, rdp sessions etc i dont like loading stuff that i dont need
I hate voluntarily feeding trolls, period. The NSA, DARPA, etc. who funded much of the computing revolution are the hand behind the monitoring and tracking layer. Let them work for my data I say. Lazy f**ks.
Subrosa.io looks like an interesting, light, in browser and private-emphasis replacement for Skype. Anyone given this project a try?
thats different: that app loads a shitload of information, preloads images and videos, a lilbit much more mature auth needs to be considered as you can buy stuff with the client (i think, but not sure), and well with skype u handle text msgses and audio/video stream. with steam you handle file up-downloads of a bit bigger volume