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Android Security Flaw Fixed In Skype

Remember that big security flaw that was found with in the Skype application for Android? Well, Skype has acted quickly to fix the issue and secure users private information, along with also encouraging users to install the latest update.

Skype also has said that they have not had any reports of malicious applications misusing any information from the security flaw. Which is a relief for many Skype users. Skype has also said that they will be continuing to keep an eye on it.

Below is the full letter that was released to Skype Users:

After a weekend of developing and testing we have updated a new version of the Skype for Android application onto the Android Market, containing a fix to the vulnerability reported to us on Friday. Please do update to this version as soon as possible in order to help protect your information.

We have had no reported examples of any 3rd party malicious application mis-using information from the Skype directory on Android devices and will continue to monitor closely. Please rest assured that we do take your privacy and security very seriously and we sincerely apologise for any concern this issue may have caused.

Adrian Asher
Chief Information Security Officer
Skype Information Security

If you are a Skype user on Android make sure you go and install the latest update for Skype.


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