Microsoft Adds End-to-End Encrypted Chat to Skype Using Signal — Fortune

Microsoft has given Skype a major security upgrade. It’s not that the online calling and chatting service Skype lacked protection before. It’s always had encryption that prevented snoopers from intercepting and decrypting its users’ private communications. Rather the new method its owner, Microsoft, has rolled out as an option is a more secure alternative called…

via Microsoft Adds End-to-End Encrypted Chat to Skype Using Signal — Fortune

This is a great move by Microsoft. I’ve been using Signal as my default SMS and chat client on Android for some time because of the open secure nature of the technology. Adding an additional security option validated by others instead of relying on closed internal security technology is another sign the “new Microsoft” is approaching consumer needs in ways it might not have done just a few years ago.

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