Security

Security

  • Installation: please make sure you install authorized software from useetoo.ambrosoft.com
  • Skype: thanks to Skype’s inherent security policies ALL communication (including drawing and sharing photos) is encrypted by Skype and not visible to anyone except people you intentionally communicate with.
  • Running for the first time: when you run uSeeToo for the first time Skype will display a dialog asking you for permission to allow “other program” to connect to Skype. Please answer: “always allow.” While Skype encourages developers (like us) to write applications extending their platform it is extremely important to you, Skype, and us to always know what is going on and stay in control: we wouldn’t want arbitrary programs to connect to the Skype client without you knowing it! We don’t want spyware and other malicious software read and mess up with our resources!
  • uSeeToo: we gather statistics on program usage: we would like to know how many active uSeeToo users are there (Skype and any other communicator gathers such statistics too). We do not gather any other information about you, who do you talk to, or your communication contents! Please be aware that, in general, extensions to Skype (or other communicators) can be spyware. Do not use software from untrusted parties! You may be wondering how can you trust uSeeToo :-) Well, we think there is a way offering mutual protection of our interests. uSeeToo is a “closed source” software but for every new build we publish we are going to openly publish the MD5 digests of both the build and its source. We will be always able to demonstrate what the source really was for any particular release. We encourage you to think very carefully about your security and what kind of warranties you get from other software vendors.
  • Your files: if you want to be able to show photos to others by dragging and droping them, or loading them from your files uSeeToo needs to be able to open folders on your computer just like any email program or Skype itself. Windows (and/or Java) may warn you that this is happening as it should!
  • Hamachi (VPN software): you may want to use Hamachi or other programs to set up Virtual Private Networks to be able to use more data bandwidth than is possible using Skype alone (at this time). Please be aware that users of the other computers on VPNs CAN browse your folders as if they were on your local network! Just make sure you either communicate with trusted parties or you do not share folders.