Skype Vulnerability Allows Intruders, Fix Coming Soon
The popular Voice Over IP service, Skype, has a serious security issue that can allow a hacker to gain access into a contact’s account. The guy who discovered the serious flaw is Levent Kayan, and he claims that the vulnerability can even make the computer itself prone to a cyber attack.
The affected Skype version is 126.96.36.199 (the current version) and Skype has since claimed that they are working on a patch to fix this vulnerability. The patch is expected to roll out next week, and fortunately, in order for information to be stolen, the hacker must be in your contact list.
If there was ever a time to delete that awkward computer geek’s screen name who sits in the corner in your Physics class, now is the time. Just kidding, but jokes aside, definitely be careful with how you use the Internet!