Skype release fix for Android Security issue

So, after all the scare-mongering that followed the puclicizing of a security issue in Skype for Android, a fix is quickly in place without any users being affected! Sayings about mountains and molehills immediately spring to mind. Here is what Skype had to say:

After a weekend of developing and testing we have updated a new version of the Skype for Android application onto the Android Market, containing a fix to the vulnerability reported to us on Friday. Please do update to this version as soon as possible in order to help protect your information.

We have had no reported examples of any 3rd party malicious application mis-using information from the Skype directory on Android devices and will continue to monitor closely. Please rest assured that we do take your privacy and security very seriously and we sincerely apologise for any concern this issue may have caused.

Adrian Asher
Chief Information Security Officer
Skype Information Security

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