The Skype vulnerability was discovered AppSec Consulting security researcher Phil Purviance who also made the video and was reported to Skype newly in month ago but Skype has still yet to roll out a fix. Watch a video after the jump to see how Skype iOS applications are vulnerability to the attack.
Skype are currently aware of the security issue and are apparently working hard to rectify the problem as quickly as possible. Skype has released a statement saying:
“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.”
Phil Purviance explains the issue:
“File system access is partially mitigated by the iOS Application sandbox that Apple has implemented, preventing an attacker from accessing certain sensitive files. However, every iOS application has access to the users AddressBook, and Skype is no exception.”
Source: Tech Crunch
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