Skype has issued an update for its official Android application to fix security flaw that left handsets vulnerable to snooping of sensitive data.
The vulnerability, uncovered last week by a keen-eyed Android Police staffer, was not due to an inherent flaw in the app but rather derisorily incorrect permissions set for a Skype folder that contains delicate information such as the user’s profile and chat logs.
Skype promptly admitted the problem and advised users to stay on the side of caution when selecting which applications to download and install onto their devices in light of the recent Android malware scare.
The update is now available to download from the Android Market.
Skype also confirmed that the software bump brings support for making voice calls over 3G for those living stateside. Smartphone owners elsewhere have been able to use the feature for some time.
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