There are over ten million users for Skype, that’s quite a large number. Android Police recently dismantled the application and discovered how easy it was to extract data from the application. Android Police discovered that one’s username, profile, contacts, as well as chat logs could easily be extracted due to Skype’s use of an unprotected database.
Although there are currently no malicious apps that exploit this vulnerability, Skype has been made aware of the problem and are working to solve the matter before trouble arises.For users with Skype installed on their Android phones, it is recommended that you “watch” what apps you install. Installing unknown apps could prove to be dangerous by stealing information from Skype’s unprotected database.