Did Skype just change my password without warning?

Summary:So, Skype just came back up for me after 24 hours of being offline.Then this sudden error message while I was in the middle of a work-related conversation (Skype is my primary phone service for work):With all the speculation swirling that this outage might be linked to a malicious hacking attack, I'm curious about whether this is a random bug linked to network problems or something more sinister.

So, Skype just came back up for me after 24 hours of being offline.

Then this sudden error message while I was in the middle of a work-related conversation (Skype is my primary phone service for work):

Did Skype just change my password without warning?

With all the speculation swirling that this outage might be linked to a malicious hacking attack, I'm curious about whether this is a random bug linked to network problems or something more sinister.

Something doesn't feel right.

Topics: Security, Collaboration, Social Enterprise

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Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

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