Skype backdoor missed by Microsoft development team

Backdoor code discovered hidden in Skype for Mac OSX which may end up embarrassing the call service’s new owners, Microsoft

The discovery of what appears to be backdoor code, mistakenly left in place by the development team, in Skype for Mac OS X will be an embarrassment for new owners Microsoft. It could, however, have been far more troubling for users as the code enabled access to personal content including contacts, chat logs and recordings.

Using a process of responsible disclosure from the Trustwave researchers at SpiderLabs, who discovered the backdoor, an advisory has been issued and the vulnerability patched by Skype.

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