I've recently reported on that wacky text message that anyone can send to crash your Apple iPhone or iPad. Android users seemed to take some comfort that the bug only affected Apple gear. But now there's a new message-based bug spreading that affects Windows, Android, and Apple iOS gadgets. It hits users of one of the most popular communication websites in the world.
If you use Skype, watch out! You could be a victim of this security flaw. The bug arrives as a simple eight-character message through the Skype chat feature. Now we know it can permanently damage your Skype app. But follow along and I'll explain the fix for this tricky bug.
At first glance, the message looks like the first few characters of a website address:
If you receive this chat message, your Skype app will probably crash. Worse yet, every time you try to restart Skype it will crash. Skype has confirmed the bug. “We are aware of the problem and are working to provide a resolution,” a Skype spokesperson wrote.