Skype privacy bug sends IMs to unintended recipients

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Skype privacy bug sends IMs to unintended recipients
« on: July 17, 2012, 09:15:01 PM »
The following was excerpted from http://majorgeeks.com/story.php?id=35134 :

Skype has confirmed that its VoIP software contains a bug which could result in instant messages (IMs) being sent to unintended recipients.

Affected Skype clients include version 5.10 for Windows, Skype 5.8 for Mac OS X, Skype 4.0 for Linux,  and Skype 1.2 for Windows Phone.

The developers at Skype have now released hotfix updates http://blogs.skype.com/garage/2012/07/hotfix_for_multiple_skype_clie.html
for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux Skype clients. The new updates Skype 5.10.0.116 for Windows, Skype 5.8.0.1207 for Mac, and Skype 4.0.0.8 for Linux reportedly fix the privacy bug that plagued some users. They are also said to correct a problem related to saving files to drives formatted as FAT32.