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Twitter still flakey for you?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jaydb42, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. jaydb42

    jaydb42 Newbie

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    Yes, I know they went down hard last week from a DOS attack.
    (Twitter status page lists some open issues) I'm curious though if many others are still having problems with certain basic functionality.

    Me, I've stopped using FireFox and moved to Opera or I can't post tweets and upgrade settings/picture. And adding followers/following is on again off again.

    Thanks,
    Jay
     
  2. soulchief

    soulchief Junior Member

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    I believe their API is currently disabled.
     
  3. thedorf

    thedorf Senior Member

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    The API is not disabled but I have to clear cookies before using it everytime
     
  4. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    I think they disabled their API (Which played a part in the attack) although they opened so many security flaws, you could do 100 API requests per hour, you could create accounts without verify a e-mail address, it wouldn't take a super-hacker to create a script to create 100,000 twitter accounts and store their details into a MYSQL database, then create another one to use the API, it would take a lot more then a hour to do 100k twitter API requests once, so yeah, I'm serprised it didn't happen sooner.
     
  5. soulchief

    soulchief Junior Member

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    http://status.twitter.com/

    They just recently updated the post saying API and SMS is disabled with "Users should now be able to update via SMS."
     
  6. jaydb42

    jaydb42 Newbie

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    Not to be dense, but if the API is down/disabled, then does that mean all the "automated" services like tweetlater, mass add/delete foollowers, etc have stopped working? (I know what api stands for btw - not a total noob, just to twitter :) )
     
  7. KingStone

    KingStone Junior Member

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    yea twitter is been down for the last 7 days. Cannot even post or go to my account setting page.
     
  8. jaydb42

    jaydb42 Newbie

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    If anyone is unable to access Twitter and is using FireFox 3.5 that could be a factor. I'm using FF 3.0.1 and could log in and search but not update and follow/add followers ~50% of the time.

    http://status.twitter.com
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2009
  9. ballerblocking

    ballerblocking Registered Member

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    I cannot seem to update any of my tweets or add a profile picture is anyone else having this problem?