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Skype acknowledges Android privacy vulnerability, says it's 'working quickly' on a fix

The results were certainly tough to deny, and now Skype has come forward and acknowledged that there is indeed a rather serious vulnerability in Skype for Android that could let malicious third-party applications access your personal information. Unfortunately, it's not offering much else in the way of help just yet, with it saying only that it is "working quickly" to protect folks from the vulnerability, and that they should simply be cautious of third-party apps in the meantime.

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