If you remember a few days ago, we reported about a bug that was discovered in Skype for Mac OS X? In case you’re not up to speed, a bug was discovered in Skype that allowed users to remotely gain control of another user’s computer just by sending them a specially manipulated attachment in an instant message.
Though there weren’t any reports of hackers taking advantage of the bug, Skype has managed to fix it before anything got out of hand. They’ve just released a new update that patches up the recently discovered problem today, so if you’re a Skype 5 user, it is recommended you update your Skype to version 126.96.36.1995 just to make sure you’re safe from such an attack. It’s quite worrying to know that if the hacker had not informed Skype about the issue, there would probably be no patch to fix it today. Hats off to Pure Hacking for making the discovery.
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