Monday, August 20, 2007

Skype: Microsoft Update Took Us Down

This morning Skype released a statement explaining its two-day outage last week - and pinning the root cause on a routine Microsoft update to the Windows operating system that caused masses of users to reboot their PCs at the same time. In an interview last week, Skype’s chief security officer said he did not think that Microsoft had anything to do with the service’s collapse. Skype engineers must have subsequently decided otherwise.

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