Pure Hacking's Gordon Maddern, a tech security writer, has uncovered a zero-day vulnerability affecting Mac users of the popular chat platform Skype. He writes: "About a month ago I was chatting on Skype to a colleague about a payload for one of our clients. Completely by accident, my payload executed in my colleagues Skype client."
Further tests showed that the payload was only executing in Skype clients on Macs. Windows and Linux appeared to be safe. After using metasploit and meterpreter to produce a proof of concept, Maddern was able to gain a shell remotely using the … Read more