Friday, July 29, 2011

Video telephony program Skype 5.5: Vulnerability in the update?

The version of Skype 5.5 for Windows is now available for download. The software maker has, which can be downloaded since June, improved. Skype now has a deeper integration of Facebook: To access the Skype resistant to both the chat from Facebook as well as news and status of the network. Video telephony: The controls for your video calls have been changed, the call quality has been improved.

The Skype team has made small changes to the design of the software and updated the emoticons. But the IT-security adviser: "On a wall post or comment on any page, an attacker can read session data the Skype user and thus gain full control of the Skype session. The attack is also possible, if victims and attackers are not friends with each other at Skype or Facebook.

"Before Skype does not solve the problem, you should therefore dispense with the first update.

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