This issue was quickly patched and all Skype users should apply this fix promptly  http://venturebeat.com/2015/06/02/these-8-characters-crash-skype-and-once-theyre-in-your-chat-history-the-app-cant-start/ Skype users have discovered a rather nasty bug in the app. Sending the characters “http://:” (without the quotes) crashes Skype, and receiving a message with those characters makes it crash any time you try to sign in again.  The bug […]