Mass Reboot Triggered Skype Glitch

A two day outage that left millions of Skype users unable to use the internet phone service was caused by an abnormally high number of restarts after people had downloaded a Windows security update. In an update to users on Skype’s Heartbeat blog, employee Villu Arak said the disruption was not because of hackers or any other malicious activity. Instead, he said that the disruption was triggered by a massive restart of our users’ computers across the globe within a very short timeframe as they re-booted after receiving a routine set of patches through Windows Update. As Windows updates are a regular occurence, it seems odd that this would be the cause of the problem

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