Relive the excitement of the Patriots’ path to their fourth Super Bowl Championship with “Pumped”, a special commemorative book from The Boston Globe. Order now.

Skype calls instant-message privacy bug ‘rare’

NEW YORK — Skype, the online calling service, confirmed that a bug has caused instant messages to be sent to the wrong contacts.

Skype, which is owned by Microsoft Corp., said in a statement on Monday that only a ‘‘small number of users’’ were affected. Skype said it will send out a software update that wil fix the problem in the next few days.

Continue reading below

The bug was first described in Skype’s online support forums and reported in various technology blogs. Skype said it occurs when a user’s Skype program crashes during an instant message session.

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking. Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com