Series characters in message can Skype crash – update




A single line unicode can crash Skype. By sending the characters the program crashes at both the transmitter and the receiver. After that it is no longer possible to log on, unless an older version of the program is installed.

That report users on Reddit following reports on irc. The problem occurs in version 7 or later of the application on OS X, iOS and Windows. Version 5.x on Android also affected. The bug has been reported in Skype, and since then it seems that the program the offending character sequence no longer pass. Linux users appear to be immune from the problem.

In order to get rid of the problem, must be removed the first chat on Windows where the code is responsible, then the program must be removed, and an older version 6.x installed. Then login again and would be working all again. On phones must be first removed the data from Skype, for removal and reinstallation. Skype charges the chat where the string is responsible before the program was started completely.

Tech blog VentureBeat has different set-ups tested and know the program does not crash on Mac. A spokesman for Skype against the blog said that the problem is known, and that is to find a solution. At this time, Skype appears to block the sequence of letters and characters, but the service has not yet officially confirmed this.

Skype’s own forum on the exploit also reported . Messages in chat groups also have an effect, so some people will not even know who sent the offending string. Skype itself advises people who have been hit by the exploit the web version to use the program.

Last week revealed that iOS can crash through a particular set of characters in an SMS, iMessage- or Twitter message. It is a specific combination of Latin and Arabic characters. There is no fully functioning released fix for the problem.

Updated June 3, 17:03: Microsoft announces that the problems are solved. Users need to download the latest version of the program from the Skype website.


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