Hackers slowed Twitter to a standstill early on Aug. 6, frustrating millions of users. For the culprits, all it took to snarl the popular social-networking site was one of the oldest tools in the Internet hacker handbook: the distributed denial-of-service attack (commonly shortened to DDoS), a method that has been used to crash some of the Web's largest sites, including Yahoo! and CNN.
Friday, August 7, 2009
The latest from the main nest at Twitter - 'some Twitter clients are unable to communicate with their API, and many users are unable to tweet via SMS.'
On July 29th I read an article on Network World that revealed flaws in the way some mobile-phone networks handle short message service signaling data that could leave them open to a new range of attacks. . . . ironic.
This morning I read this article from PC Magazine . . . Twitter's Down and It's All Your Fault.
Seems as though this could be another tweetless day. . . . 0_o