1/21/2006

Security Patch For Skype

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:33 pm

A new version of the popular Skype VOIP application has been released to correct a bug that caused Skype to be misread as a potential security threat.

The Skype 2.0.0.73 for Windows update fixes a flaw that triggered a DEP (Data Execution Protection) warning on systems running Windows XP SP2 with DEP-enabled Intel or AMD processors.

DEP is a set of hardware and software technologies that perform additional checks on memory to help prevent buffer overflow attacks.

The Skype bug meant that users running new computers had to manually configure the application as an exception to turn off the DEP warnings.

Source: eWeek

 

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