Mac-only Skype security flaw discovered

The Mac is vulnerable to malicious attack, just like Windows and Linux computers. In this case, it's vulnerable even though Windows and Linux users are not. "The long and the short of it is that an attacker needs only to send a victim a message and they can gain remote control of the victim's Mac," says Gordon Madden, describing the vulnerability he discovered on his recent blog post.

Skype responded on their blog, announcing a minor update,, released on April 14th. The solution is simple: Select Skype > Check for Updates and download the latest version, which includes the fix.

You can read more about this issue on the MacWorld blog post, Researcher identifies Skype 5 for Mac security flaw.

If you've had any problems with the patch, or Skype, or Mac security issues, post a comment here.


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