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Desuna Insecure Program
Member 16th Dec, 2009 06:39
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I am using Win XP Pro and been advised that there is a threat to Skype Version 3.6.0.248. I was using Skype Version 4.1.0.179 however that version kept disconnecting me from the Internet. There appears to be a bug in Version 4

Anthony Wells RE: Insecure Program
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You are using an "insecure" version of Skype with known vulnerabilities , this is what PSI is telling you .

You need to update to a secure version which works for you on your system . Here is the FileHippo list of available versions - I don't use Skype so I cannot vouch for it's reliability , nor which PSI will find as secure :-

http://www.filehippo.com/download_skype/3767/

A recent vulnerability was reported in v 3.8.x 115 and earlier .

Please note that PSI will not (normally) detect a Beta version should you download one.

Take care
Anthony

EDIT :Secunia Advisories show the latest vulnerability here :-
http://secunia.com/advisories/37012/

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Desuna RE: Insecure Program
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I understand what you are saying, however using a version over 3.6.0.248 causes me to loose my internet connection. Other Skype users are experiencing similar problems. There appears to be a bug in the higher versions.
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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure Program
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Then you are faced by the decision as to whether to use a "secure" but "buggy" system or an out of date "insecure" non-buggy system :((

Secunia have pointed out the danger , but only you can decide what to use and how much risk to take . You'll have to take it up with the suppliers of your programme .

Anthony

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Desuna RE: Insecure Program
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Thanks for your comments. I have taken it with Skype and also the Skype community forum.
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