Skype releases patch for zero-day vulnerability in Skype 5 for Mac

“Security researchers Pure Hacking recently announced that they discovered a zero-day vulnerability in Skype 5 for Mac. This vulnerability could allow a malicious user to send a specially crafted message to another Skype user, and then execute code an the latter Mac,” Intego reports.

Skype has “finally released an official update for Skype for Mac,” Intego reports. “This not only fixes the vulnerability we discussed, but also fixes some minor bugs, including a video freezing issue. You can update Skype by using the program’s built-in auto-updater. (Choose Skype > Check for Updates.)”

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MacDailyNews Take: Getting into the Microsoft swing of things already, huh, Skype?

We’d update, but we deleted Skype from all of our Macs earlier this morning.

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