Washington: Skype has confirmed that a glitch in its software has been sending copies of messages to random contacts. Many ‘shocked’ Skype users complained that private instant messages had been re-sent to other contacts.
According to The BBC, Skype then admitted messages sent between two users were being copied to a third party, in ‘rare circumstances’.
Some users said they would stop using the service because of the glitch.
The firm said it was working on a fix for the bug, which appears to have been introduced in an update to Skype applied in June.
According to the report, Skype said it hoped to put out a software update in the ‘next few days’ to fix the problem.
It said it would also prompt users to download and apply the update to prevent the problem spreading.
First Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 09:41