October 30, 2014

Skype bug sends your instant messages to other recipients

(LiveHacking.Com) – Skype has confirmed that it is looking into a bug which sends some instant messages to other recipients besides the intended user. According to the BBC, who also link to messages from disgruntled users on the Skype forums, messages sent between two users can be being copied to a third party, in “rare circumstances”.

Skype are reportedly working on a fix for the bug, which it seems to have been introduced in an update to the Skype software in June. A Skype moderator replied in the forums with: “Thanks for your reports and sorry for the inconvenience caused by this. We are currently investigating and hope to provide a solution for this soon.” And then the company, which is owned by Microsoft,  told Engadget: “We are aware that in rare circumstances IM’s between two contacts could be sent to an unintended third contact. We are rolling out a fix for this issue in the next few days and will notify our users to download an updated version of Skype.”

According to a statement sent to ZDNet by Skype, “We have identified a bug that we are working hard to fix. This issue occurs only when a user’s Skype client crashes during a Skype IM session, which may in some cases result in the last IM entered or sent prior to the crash being delivered to a different IM contact after the Skype client is rebooted or logged in as a new user.”

The same statement reveals that the Skype clients affected include: Skype 5.9 and 5.10 for Windows, Skype 5.8 for Mac, Skype 4.0 for Linux, Skype 1.2 for Windows Phone, Skype 2.8 for Android and Skype 4.0 for iOS.

 

 

 

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