(The Hosting News)- A security flaw has been discovered in Android’s version of Skype. Justin Case of Android Police, a popular blog that focuses on Android Apps recently discovered the vulnerability.
The flaw exists because user information is kept in data files that fail to contain proper permissions. Without having proper permissions, malicious third party apps could take advantage of sensitive user data. Upon discovering the flaw, Case stated, “Imagine if Google accidentally leaked all of your Google Talk logs along with your e-mail address, name, and phone number — such a breach might cause a mass user exodus, not to mention a federal inquiry”.
Skype is investigating the vulnerability and advises Android users to be careful when it comes to which third party apps they download.
You can view the post by Android Police here: http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/04/14/exclusive-vulnerability-in-skype-for-android-is-exposing-your-name-phone-number-chat-logs-and-a-lot-more/
Skype’s official response to the Vulnerability is available here: http://blogs.skype.com/security/2011/04/privacy_vulnerability_in_skype.html