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A design flaw in Microsoft’s Skype app can be exploited to grant access to the data on your Android phone without passcode authentication, a researcher has shown.

Kosovo-based bug-hunter Florian Kunushevci demonstrates in the YouTube video below how Skype can be manipulated into accessing private data, including photos on the phone, without unlocking the handset. All one has to do is gain physical access to the phone and answer a Skype call on it. From there, the user can access contact information, as well as the photo gallery through the app’s file sharing function.
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