Recently I have been receiving strange Skype messages from friends that appear to contain malware. Could they be from hackers attempting to take control of my computer?
Security researchers have discovered a flaw in Skype that could enable hackers to run code on a target system, phish for credentials and crash applications. Skype flaw opened backdoor According to Zacharis Alexandros, an independent researcher, a bug in Skype was discovered in January, but it has only recently been bought to light following the successful patch of the problem by Microsoft. He dubbed the bug, Spyke.