Skype has clarified an earlier statement which appeared to blame Microsoft's monthly patch for last week's outage of the VoIP service. Skype had attributed the two-day crash of its service to a large number of Windows users logging on after rebooting their systems to install Microsoft's monthly updates. The flood of log-on requests effectively launched a denial-of-service attack against Skype's log-on service.
Owing to a lack of additional information, the justification seemed to blame Microsoft. On Tuesday, however, Skype posted a full admission that sought to clear the software giant."We do not blame anyone but ourselves," wrote Skype spokesman Villu Arak in a blog posting. "The Microsoft Update patches were merely a trigger for a series of events that led to the disruption of Skype, not the root cause of it. And Microsoft has been very helpful and supportive throughout."