Author: James DeRuvo
"Lysergic Acid Diethylamide." The character of Walter Bishop has just lost his best friend for good and is brooding in his office. Then the character Astrid shows up with an offering to cheer him up.
we reported that bloggers had found a vulnerability in the Skype App which allows hackers to harvest data from a user's Android handset with no need to root a phone or gain special permission. The problem was discovered during the testing of a leaked version of Skype for Android's new Video App. But it didn't take long to notice that the flaw was carried over from the already released Skype for Android App that's currently in the Market. Skype has responded to the news in their security blog, admitting that the flaw exists and they're working hard to fix it. But what can a user do to protect themselves in the meantime?