Skype Outage – December 22, 2010
Like most online entrepreneurs, Skype is a staple of my business and one of my first logins everyday after having my 2nd cup of coffee. :) Today, I was relieved to learn that the problem is not related to Skype hackers or phishers … a rising trend on Skype.
After being unable to login through the client interface, I immediately went to the website to assure myself that my account had not been compromised somehow. I was able to login and verify my account there, although that capability has since gone down.
While I was logged in, a brief visit to the support page revealed that Skype was aware of the problems that people were having with logging in. I followed recommended steps to remedy the problem, which included shutting down my home network and resetting the routers. I guess that should be done periodically anyway so, even though it didn’t solve the Skype login problem, it wasn’t a complete waste of time.
This is probably quite an embarrassment for Skype in the advent of their upcoming IPO. For the rest of us, we can breathe a sigh of relief that our Skype accounts have not been hijacked by the hackers and phishers who prey on Skype users.