April 15, 2011
Skype user who is on Android to be extra vigilant. Based on recent findings, VoIP and Video Chat application is vulnerable to malicious programs that can be compromised to steal users’ personal data.
Just imagine if all personal data such as numbers and credit card account passwords stored in Android phone stolen, when opening Skype.
As quoted from Engadget, Sunday (4/17/2011), it turns out malicious programs that infiltrate through the chat log files of Skype. Known malicious programs that infiltrate has SQLite3 database file.
Hopefully Skype parties immediately close the ‘hole’is, by encrypting the file, so as not to be accessible to some people. With the increasing number of users of Android, it seems more and more cyber criminals who target them.