Backdoor of Skype (tom version)
If you are going to download Skype in China, you need to read this:
- Skype cooperates with Chinese gov. It provides a "special" version for users in China, a version that includes backdoor.
- When you access http://www.skype.com in China, you will be redirect to http://skype.tom.com which includes the "special" version Skype.
- Also, the Skype in Apple's AppStore sells in China region is a "special" version.
This is a protest from Skype user: http://community.skype.com/t5/Security-Privacy-Trust-and/TOM-Skype-Adwar...
More details: Three Researchers, Five Conjectures: An Empirical Analysis of TOM-Skype Censorship and Surveillance
Conclusion: Don't download Skype in China, unless you are protected by a proxy.