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Documenting Twitter flaws; other news in brief

Barb Darrow
IT channel news in brief for June 18, 2009

Business tweeters beware: Twitter is full of holes

In case you haven't noticed, Twitter has had a bad couple of weeks and business users of the microblogging site might like to know that a security expert is now documenting API flaws in the service.

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Aviv Raff, who worked with HD Moore on the Month of Browser Bugs project will start a Month of Twitter Bugs to highlight security deficiencies that put millions of Twitter users at risk. The researcher began looking at Twitter last year, and started the Twitpwn website to highlight Twitter vulnerabilities, according to SearchSecurity.com.

In a blog post announcing the Month of Twitter Bugs project, Raff said the Month of Browser Bugs showed how "unexploitable" vulnerabilities could be used by an attacker for remote code execution. It exposed 31 browser holes, most affecting Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The Twitter bug project will officially launch in July.

Dell adds iSCSI SAN for small businesses

Dell Inc.'s new EqualLogic iSCSI SAN product family targets small and medium-sized businesses and remote offices and is built on the same architecture as its flagship midrange systems.

The EqualLogic PS4000 is a lower-end version of the EqualLogic PS6000 that launched in March. Like the PS6000, the PS4000 is a 3U, 16-drive chassis that can be half populated or fully populated with disk. The major differences between the two are the PS4000 includes two Gigabit Ethernet ports per controller and only scales to two nodes, while the PS6000 has four Ethernet ports per controller and scales to 12 nodes.

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