Information, such as your entire address book, can be stolen from your iPhone when skyping with someone who wants it. The Skype app on an iPhone or iTouch doesn’t have its “Full Name” field checked for malicious code. So, when a thief wants to hack into your information, they simply have to enter a malicious code into the full name field on their profile. Then, they send a chat message to their potential victim who is using the app via their iPhone/iTouch. As soon as the victim views the message, their information gets uploaded onto the other person’s computer.
Skype is working on ways to fix this glitch:
“We are working hard to fix this reported issue in our next planned release which we hope to roll out imminently. In the meantime we always recommend people exercise caution in only accepting friend requests from people they know and practice common sense internet security as always.”
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