Is Microsoft Being Negligent About Skype Vulnerability? – Hacker News

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Is Microsoft Being Negligent About Skype Vulnerability? – Hacker News

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A serious vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft-owned most popular free web messaging and voice calling service Skype that could potentially allow attackers to gain full control of the host machine by granting system-level privileges to a local, unprivileged user.


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The worst part is that this vulnerability will not be patched by Microsoft anytime soon.

It’s not because the flaw is unpatchable, but because fixing the vulnerability requires a significant software rewrite, which indicates that the company will need to issue an all-new version of Skype rather than just a patch.

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