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Microsoft working to fix Skype bug that sends private messages to the wrong contacts [updated]

Numerous Skype users have posted complaints on the company’s Support Network about a bug that is sending messages to random users on their contact list. In some instances it was only a few messages, though others noted that whole conversations were being sent to the wrong person. “Thanks for your reports and sorry for the inconvenience caused by this,” a Skype employee responded. “We are currently investigating and hope to provide a solution for this soon.” A company spokesperson, speaking to Engadget, acknowledging that “in rare circumstances IM’s between two contacts could be sent to an unintended third contact.” The Microsoft-owned company revealed that a fix is in the works and will be available in the next few days.

UPDATE: The company confirmed the bug affected some versions of Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux and Windows Phone, and has begun rolling out an update to fix the problem.

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