Skpe announced on Tuesday it will be rolling
out a fix over the next few days to correct a
system bug that is sending private instant
messages to the wrong recipients.
Following a series of reports from Skype users
that their accounts were misdirecting messages
to others on their contact list, the video-chat
company will be releasing updated versions of
Skype likely later this week.
The Skype versions affected by the bug that will
receive an update as follows: Skype 5.10 for
Windows, Skype 5.8 for Mac, Skype 4.0 for
Linux and Skype 1.2 for Windows Phone.
“The hotfix addresses an issue that occurs only
when a user’s Skype client crashes during a
Skype IM session, which may in some cases
result in the last IM entered or sent prior to
the crash being delivered to a different IM
contact after the Skype client is rebooted or
logged in as a new user,” Skype said in a
statement on its company blog. “Although we
cannot determine precisely how many users
may have been affected by this error, we
believe the number is small given the very
specific circumstances under which the error
Skype also noted that not all versions were
affected — users of Skype 5.9 for Windows,
Skype 2.8 for Android and Skype 4.0 for IOS
have not experienced any issues.
The company has also corrected an issue with
File Sending on the desktop versions of Skype,
which prevented users from saving files if they
used a hard disk drive in FAT32 format.
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