A failure in the application program Skype, which allows conversations through voice, video and text iPos for the iPhone and touch can make the user data from being stolen by hackers.
Skype issued a statement claiming to have knowledge of the problem and is “working hard to fix a bug in an upcoming update.” This update should be released for free through the iTunes store in the coming days, the company said. The company recommends that users “accept requests to add new contacts in Skype only people I knew and always keeping safety practices to avoid having data stolen.”
Phil Purviance, AppSec Consulting consultant to the company, posted a message on Twitter for almost a month warning of failure. The file access system is hampered by Apple iOS, but each application can access the user’s address book, and if this program has a security hole, hackers can use it to access data.