Skype threat confusion clears
Skype Chat not vulnerable after all
Confusion over a security threat hitting the popular VoIP service Skype was resolved on Tuesday, with researchers re-characterising the threat as a Trojan horse rather than a worm.
Earlier this week, security firm Websense issued an advisory that a worm was using Skype Chat – the net telephone provider’s instant-messaging tool – to self-propagate. The security warning advised users to be wary of instant messages that asked for users to download and run a file, sp.exe.
But shortly after the advisory went out, confusion began to emerge as to whether the security issue was in fact a worm. Other security firms chimed in, questioning whether a worm was on the loose.
Read more: silicon.com