Mac – Skype Users – update as soon as possible

Skype just released a hotfix for Mac v.5.1 that corrects a serious vulnerability which could allow a hacker to simply send you some information through Skype to simply take over your Mac. Here are the really skimpy notes on this fix:

Today we’ve released an update to Mac (version that has:

  • Security updates
  • Resolves video freezing in high-packet loss networks
  • Fixes minor bugs

We recommend that everyone upgrades to the newly released build. Please let us know what you think about Skype for Mac by discussing on our forums or in case you see some glitch then please report it on our issue tracker.

With the severity of this security fix, one would think that Skype would be a bit more forthcoming with information.

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