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Skype has released an update to their popular software application which fixes the vulnerability allowing the execution of a malicious script on a users machine.

Skype uses the Internet Explorer web control to render HTML from certain websites (e.g. DailyMotion, Metacafe, and SkypeFind). As the content is rendered in the “Local Machine” security zone, this allows execution of arbitrary script code on a user’s system via script insertion vulnerabilities present in these websites.

What does this mean to current Skype users? Well, it means you should update your copy of Skype as soon as possible. The threat is rated as highly critical on a security advisory based website.

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