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Skype’s Android Application Revealed a Defect Skype’s Android Application Revealed a DefectSkype’s Android Application Revealed a Defect

 

18 April 2011

Recently it has been discovered that Skype’s application for Android has a flaw exposing personal data to different malicious apps.
The problem with Skype’s application for Android was discovered by AndroidPolice.com and it concerns the moment that this application stores personal data. The data includes Skype username, profile, contacts, IM logs and even account balance, address, e-mail, full name, date of birth, phone number, your biography, etc. The data about your contacts is also at risk.
AndroidPolice.com commented that Skype by mistake left these files with permissions, therefore, anyone and any apps were allowed to read them. Moreover, the fillies are even completely unencrypted.
According to Skype's officials, the company now is working to protect users from this flaw securing the file permissions on the Skype for Android app.

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