The buzz this morning is about Twitter being “hacked”. Far from the actual site being hacked, this appears to have been a simple case of DNS cache poisoning, a well known vulnerability of older versions of DNS server software. The disturbing thing about this is that Twitter isn’t paying attention to updating software for widely known holes like this, not what you’d expect from a major IT company. What else isn’t being kept up to date?
Research In Motion decided they needed to get in on the action before the end of the year and blow up BlackBerry email during another maintenance gone awry. With the number of major outages on the net this year resulting from maintenance activities, I think most of these big companies need a refresher course in how to plan a maintenance without screwing it up.
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