How Twitter Dodged Attack That Took Down New York Times http://bit.ly/1a23vh4
Chalk one up for Twitter.
While the New York Times and Google had visitors to their sites redirected this week by hackers, the microblogging service was better able to deflect attacks because of a simple tool called a registry lock. Like alerts sent to credit-card users when something bad happens, the feature notifies website managers of attempts by intruders to tamper with critical information, such as web-address data.
The cost? As little as $50 a year.
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