Skype bug caused the chat apps to repeatedly crash


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The skype bug caused its chat apps to repeatedly crash if a specific string of eight characters was sent to a user. Skype says it has fixed.

The flaw affected its software on iOS, Android and some versions of Windows, but did not appear to affect Macs.

A Skype spokeswoman said that we have rolled out updates for all impacted platforms.

while it was easy to download and install an old version of Skype for Windows, it was more complicated to do so for iOS and Android devices.

Updates for all affected platforms have since been rushed out.

This is distinct to last week’s discovery of a text bug that crashes iOS devices, which involves messages featuring specific strings of Arabic, Chinese and other non-Latin characters.


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