It seems that the bugs are in fashion in recent days, a few days ago we told you about the bug that affected the app of iOS Messages and a security bug in OS X, now it’s Microsoft’s turn and that the last one to be affected by a bug is Skype. It all seemed like a bed of roses with its preparation for the launch of Windows 10 and its purchase of the productivity application Wunderlist until some users discovered that through a simple text string it is possible to block the program and leave it unusable for users.
This bug affects Skype applications on Windows, iOS and Android, leaving OS X and the touch version of Skype on Windows 8.1 free. Microsoft, far from bending its ears, has acknowledged that this is indeed a bug , something certainly worth valuing and mentioning due to the history other companies have in this regard.
The specific string is “http:/:” and closes the application of the person receiving it. The problem doesn’t end there, and that’s because from that point on it’s impossible to log in again. For now there is no method to avoid this bug and it seems that the only solution for now is that the person who sent you the message removes it and installs an older version of the program that is supposed to not contain the error, something impossible in iOS because the App Store doesn’t allow to install older versions of applications.
Apart from recognition, Microsoft has not yet communicated to offer any solution in this regard. We hope that an update will soon be released to fix this error or at least offer a temporary solution for users to access their accounts , remove the message or avoid the error. In the meantime, we will be vigilant to ensure that no pranksters attack our Skype.