Oops! Skype Glitch Shares Private IM’s with Others

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A glitch on popular social networking tool Skype is wreaking havoc on the privacy of its users.

According to a BBC report on Monday, some Skypers had taken to website forums to complain about a bug that re-sends private messages to random recipients. But remain calm, it shouldn’t happen much longer.

That same report also signaled that Skype had since acknowledged the error, noting that a fix was being worked on. Meanwhile, Skype described the problem as occurring under “rare circumstances,” according to the BBC.

Skype has been an increasingly popular means of communication, providing users with instant messaging, voice and video chatting, among other options. The company was purchased by Windows-maker Microsoft last year for a reported sum of $8.5 billion.

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