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24/10/17. Version 0.0.1
Did you know your Skype conversations are stored in plaintext in your hard drive? Did you know anyone could just grab them with some kind of malware and upload it to a server of his own with a simple malware in just a second?
SKrYPtEd is a service that runs in your Windows and keeps your database ciphered with a password. You do not need to enter your password every time Skype is used. It ciphers lasts messages every time Skype is closed, and do not decrypt them when it is open unless you decide it with your password. So, unless you need to check for old messages, it is quite transparent for you.
Just install it. It will ask for a password that is not stored in your system. Everytime Skype starts up, it will ask for the password, but introducing it is not necessary. Just use it when you need to get your messages back. It does allow to keep your database encrypted while it is used in a dayly basis.
Skype stores database in plaintext in your profile. It is a SQLite database with lots of data. SKrYPtEd just encrypts the text of the messages so every metadata is kept.
It protects local attacks if an attacker would be interested in conversations.
This database is stored locally in whatever device Skype is used, so take into account that this service only provides protection for a local storage of the database and conversations.
It allows to decrypt as many days back as you want to, but it will always allow to use Skype “normally” if no password for SKrYPtEd is provided.
What happens if it fails (Skype or computer suddenly crashes or something like that…)? We have considered lots of worst case scenarios, but sometimes (rarely) database is not properly ciphered. If this happens, do not worry. SKrYPtEd will try to recover database with a secure backup. Even if that would not work, you could always get a new one from the Skype cloud when you delete the whole database and log in again. It is almost impossible to lose your data while you keep your Skype account and you are able to log in from a different device.