Skype catches rare bug that sends messages to incorrect addresses from your contacts list

Skype catches rare bug that sends messages to incorrect addresses from your contacts list
Let's say you're ticked off at your boss because he yelled at you for getting a chocolate glazed donut instead of a chocolate one (there is a difference). So you decide to IM your buddy to tell him what a douche your boss is when suddenly the hair on the back of your neck is standing up. For some strange reason, Skype has sent your IM to the boss whose phone number is stored in your contacts list. Ooops!

While perhaps nothing as earth-shattering as this example has occurred, but some Skype users have reported in the application's support forum that after an update last month, some messages being sent to a particular person are going to a random person from the sender's contacts list. One person said it was awkward and embarrassing (although he might have been talking about his spelling, too).

Even after Skype confirmed the problem, said it occurred rarely, and promised that a software update would soon be coming to exterminate the bug, others continued to complain about entire conversations being sent to a random third party in the sender's contacts list. Has this happened to you? The good news is that Skype seems to be all over this. If an IM you sent on Skype fell into the wrong hands, let us know by leaving a comment in the box below.

source: Skype                                                                               

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7 Comments

1. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

On what platform is this problem??? Android? iOS? Windows? Windows Phone? Mac? Linux????

2. Alan01

Posts: 602; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

It is not contained to any particular platform. Alan F.

4. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

If it contains a Software Update, clearly must be targeted for a certain platform, Am I wrong?

3. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

I think skype belongs now to microsoft So all is normal... I stopped using skype since m$

5. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Not a problem...use skype only for voice/video chat :)

6. alannyny

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

In related news, why doesn't Skype make SMS free, or at least a free part of their unlimited US calling (landline, mobile) with dedicated phone number? SMS is so cheap on the wholesale/corporate side. But SMS is only available to consumers on a per-text basis through Skype.

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

No no no no no, Skype can't detect the webcam on my phone, my laptop or even the one I bought......That's why I use boocam...

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