Leaked Skype App Has Vulnerabilities That Exposes Personal Information

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The leaked 4G-enabled Skype app for the HTC Thunderbolt that brought video calling contains some serious vulnerabilities that exposes the user’s personal information to other apps that take advantage of this vulnerability.

The exploit was first discovered and unveiled on Android Police where the site had created an app to demonstrate how this vulnerability could be accessed. The video of that is embedded below:

According to the site, the leaked Skype app can potentially expose “account balance, full name, date of birth, city/state/country, home phone,¬†office phone, cell phone, email addresses, your webpage, your bio, and more.”

Skype is said to be investigating this issue at this time. To be clear, the app has not officially launched and was only recently leaked onto the Internet.

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