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The Skype application for Android contains a flaw that allows a rogue app to access and harvest users' personal information and things like chat logs from the device without needing root access or special permissions.

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=10914&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HelpNetSecurity+%28Help+Net+Security%29

Sometimes vendors rush to get their product out there for a new media platform.  In doing so, sometimes they overlook the most important aspects of the platform; Information Security.  We rush out and buy or download the latest and greatest thing or software or apps for our devices and totally trust that that app is secure. I think our vendors need to refocus on Security.  Things like this can get a company bad press and a downturn within their market.  Granted that Skype is rather large, but I am sure people will think twice about using their software because of incidences like this.

 

   

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