Skype Releases Security Update for Mac Client

Recently, it was disclosed that a significant security flaw in the Skype 5 application for Mac could potentially allow harmful contacts to compromise your system through an instant message, a method only possible with contacts already marked as ‘trusted’ on Skype.

Fortunately, the Skype Mac team addressed this issue by releasing a patch on April 14, although it was not automatically distributed to all users.

As of the latest updates, a new hotfix ( has been made available to all users of Skype 5.

This update not only rectifies the security vulnerabilities but also amends several bugs, including those affecting video functionality on high-speed networks.

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