Twitter experienced downtime and elevated error rates for less than an hour today following the rollout of a setting that beefs up security by default.
Even with the timing of the opt-in HTTPS feature, neither the cause of the problem, nor how widespread it was, has yet been revealed by the company. A note on Twitter's status blog simply notes that the company is aware of the problem and taking steps to fix it.
The Hyptertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) mode, encrypts the username, password, and any personal data, keeping it from being useful if intercepted by thieves. It … Read more