Microsoft won’t patch critical flaw in Skype but will launch new version instead, alleges researcher

Microsoft won’t patch critical flaw in Skype but will launch new version instead, alleges researcher

Microsoft won't patch critical flaw in Skype, will launch new version instead

Instead of immediately fixing a critical vulnerability in its Skype application, Microsoft has decided to wait and include a possible fix in a new version of Skype which the company may launch in the near future, a researcher has alleged.

A critical vulnerability in Skype's update installer allows a hacker to exploit it to gain full control of a device and to install additional malware on the compromised device.

Security researcher Stefan Kanthak recently discovered a "system-level" security vulnerability in Microsoft's Skype application that allowed a hacker to gain full control of a computer and to use his/her access to either steal or monitor user data or to install additional malware.

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