Android Phone Owners With Skype Installed Are Vulnerable To A Passcode Bypass Exploit

If you use Skype for Android, you should pay attention. Someone who is in possession of an Android phone with Skype installed on it simply has to to receive a Skype call and answer it without unlocking the handset. They can then view photos, look up contacts, send a message, and open the browser by tapping links in a sent message, all without ever unlocking the phone. The Register first reported this and I have a video below that demonstrates the exploit:

The vulnerability was reported to Microsoft and a fix is already out there via updating to the latest version of Skype. By doing so, you will ensure that you do not get pwned.

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