How Twitter Deflected the Syrian Army’s Hack Attack


Chalk one up for Twitter Inc.

While the New York Times and Google Inc. (GOOG) 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.

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