Skype Crashes with a Simple Misplaced Colon Symbol

SkypeSkype had a new vulnerability across iPhone, Windows and Android phones where a single colon symbol (:) insertion at the end of “http://” used to begin a web address causes the application to crash.

In case “http://:” is instead sent in any message by mistake, it would cause the application to crash even after being reloaded, and this can be rectified by asking the sender to remove it from their messages, or asking additional messages to be sent so that that message gets automatically pushed to the archive.

Skype is aware of this problem and has issued an update for the error.

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