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A bug involving the method Skype uses to integrate with Facebook creates a possible account-hijack risk, security watchers warn. The latest update to Skype – version 5.5 – released last week, contains closer integration with the social network, allowing surfers to track Facebook status updates and post wall messages from the …

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Stop

DO NOT WANT

There are people I want to actually talk to over Skype and there are other people whose kitten pictures I want to see. There is practically no overlap between these groups of people.

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I'm sorry, *Skype* is working on a fix?

How about Facebook reduces developer headaches by preventing its API from serving up malicious code?

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Flame

Not for Mac

This is all Skype for Windows. The latest Mac version (v5.2) is no longer usable following a botched redesign, and has never even had a sniff at Facebook integration. I used to care, but I don't use Skype any more.

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WTF?

WTF

WTF

Why would a Skype client even interpret JS in the first place? Are they actually *trying* to design it as insecurely as possible?

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Holmes

Microsoft Skype

The title says it all. They will succeed, too.

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Not part of MS, yet.

"Microsoft-owned VoIP outfit fixed with a server-side update last week"

As I understand they aren't owned by MS yet. I though that October is when they expected the deal to be complete.

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FAIL

Yay for Hippos!

I'll stick with Skype version 4 until they kill it. When they kill it, I'll leave completely.

Likewise, Skype 1 on Android vs 2 on Android.

http://filehippo.com/download_skype/ has plenty of old versions you can fetch.

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It didn't need Microsoft ........

to kill Skype. There's been a death-wish there for a long time.

It's bad enough having one's Skype account hacked into again and again and money removed from Skypeout -- but the total inability to the system to allow access to a sane human to restore one's identity just beggars description.

It's a pity, because it was a rather useful instant messaging system for worldwide contacts. Especially for communicating with busy people who can answer as and when convenient.

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