Skype iOS Bug Found That Lets Hackers in to Cause Mischief

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Maura

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    Mashable reports today on a new security vulnerability that has just been found in Skype’s iOS app. The bug, which is a cross-site scripting (XSS) problem, has been found in Skype 3.0.1 and earlier. According to Mashable, the security hole enables a hacker to use malicious JavaScript code that will run when the user looks at a text message in Skype’s chat window. Apparently once it has gained a foothold in this way, the malicious code can then access any of the files on your iOS device that the Skype app has access to, which would include your address book. Skype has already acted swiftly to address the problem, issuing the following statement on the matter:

    Check out the video above to see exactly how the malicious code manages to interact with your iPhone or iPad. Scary!

    Source: Skype Vulnerability Lets Hackers Steal User Data
    #1 Maura, Sep 20, 2011
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  2. KevinJS

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    Thanks for the heads-up. Skype is one of my favorite apps for keeping in touch with overseas family.

    I've had numerous "invitations" from people (or bots) that I never heard of. My response is always the same; ignore and block.

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