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Twitter Downed By 'Iranian' Hackers ' ...edit: wrong guess :)
« on: December 18, 2009, 02:42:57 PM »
http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222002668&subSection=All+Stories

yeah I know, some (many) here don't use twitter, and no need to post in this thread just to say that  ::) ... the only purpose of this thread is to relate the security breach.
...anyway I found that I could log in but get disconnected off and on...
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Re: Twitter Downed By 'Iranian' Hackers '
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 02:53:04 PM »
another perfect candidate to post in the Security Thread:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52252.0
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Re: Twitter Downed By 'Iranian' Hackers '
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 02:58:38 PM »
another perfect candidate to post in the Security Thread:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52252.0

agreed, but I didn't bookmark it, and you refused to ask the mods to make it a sticky, thinking it would remain on top of the list with frequent posts...but there aren't frequent posts.

edit: and a dedicated thread for all security warnings has a downside, can't be cluttered with comments.
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Re: Twitter Downed By 'Iranian' Hackers '
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 03:39:50 PM »
Hi bob3160 and Logos,

Well another solution would be that posters could mark their posting through a specific Message Icon to be added there Security Thread and that would save CharleyO, bob3160 and polonus from hunting these kind of messages from all over the forums and they would stand out clear against the other postings, wouldn't that be a simple solution?

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Re: Twitter Downed By 'Iranian' Hackers '
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 03:56:44 PM »
Hi bob3160 and Logos,

Well another solution would be that posters could mark their posting through a specific Message Icon to be added there Security Thread and that would save CharleyO, bob3160 and polonus from hunting these kind of messages from all over the forums and they would stand out clear against the other postings, wouldn't that be a simple solution?

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+1, very good idea  ;)
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Re: Twitter Downed By 'Iranian' Hackers '
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 05:45:28 PM »
The problem with posting it with a special symbol is that it still clutters the forum.

Putting it in the same thread would use less forum space and since there are many of these types of posts,
it would always be toward the top of the forum.
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Re: Twitter Downed By 'Iranian' Hackers '
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 06:40:33 PM »
Poor Iranian opposition.

The people in power in Iran are religious nuts who believe in destroying the west including Israel and bringing in an Islamic empire.

The Iranian government recently created a cyber defense to bring down opposition websites and blogs

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Re: Twitter Downed By 'Iranian' Hackers '
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2009, 12:27:32 AM »
Poor Iranian opposition.

The people in power in Iran are religious nuts who believe in destroying the west including Israel and bringing in an Islamic empire.

The Iranian government recently created a cyber defense to bring down opposition websites and blogs
Unfortunately political opinions wouldn't make the internet any safer. They only make those expressing them feel better.  ;D
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Re: Twitter Downed By 'Iranian' Hackers '
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2009, 12:42:15 AM »
Hi bob3160,

+1
While this is an international avast av support forum, we should respect all views and opinions of our respective users, and such postings as we see here are off-topic. Politics and religion are some of these subjects that should not be touched here,

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Re: Twitter Downed By 'Iranian' Hackers '
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2009, 10:11:22 AM »
LOL, the Iranians had nothing to do with it  ::)
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/18/dns_twitter_hijack/

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A DNS hijacking attack left Twitter temporarily affected for about an hour early on Friday.

The initial attack has left many users scratching their heads while spreading the belief that Twitter's servers themselves were commandeered by hackers in the name of the "Iranian Cyber Army".

Not so.

It now seems that Twitter's DNS records were altered. That means surfers trying to reach the website directly via name resolution services were thrown over towards a fake domain, while the site itself and micro-blogging applications that plugged into Twitter's API - such as TweetDeck or mobile phone apps - were unaffected by the attack.
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