Skype has finally been updated to fix a critical vulnerability which was first discovered last week. Version 18.104.22.1685 fixes a major flaw that exposed your Mac to attacks from malicious contacts via instant messages, the exploit resulted in other users being able to gain remote access to your system.
The update – which also fixes some bugs in addition to patching security holes – is obviously recommended for all Skype 5 users. To download it, launch Skype on your Mac and check for updates, or visit the website.
For those of you who downloaded Skype 5 from the Skype website after April 14th, you may already have the most recent version and won’t see an update available. In which case you don’t need to worry.