Skype Release Fix to Privacy Vulnerability

Posted by at 1:16 pm on April 20, 2011

The Skype team today mailed customers to let them know there is now a fix to the privacy issue raised last week for the Android version of the VOIP software.  Below is the text of the letter they have sent out.

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


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