Twitter Security in Spotlight with Month of Twitter Bugs
Security researcher Aviv Raff is launching a Month of Twitter Bugs in July to call attention to security issues affecting the microblogging service. As part of the initiative, Raff says he will publish a new third-party Twitter service vulnerability every day.A security researcher has painted a bull's eye on Twitter starting July 1 in the "Month of Twitter Bugs." The project is a spin on the "Month of Browser Bugs" initiative launched in July 2006. Three years later, Israeli security researcher Aviv Raff-who also participated in the 2006 effort-has said he will dedicate the month of July to calling attention to an issue involving the Twitter API he blogged about in May.
"Each day I will publish a new vulnerability in a third-party Twitter service on the twitpwn.com Website," Raff wrote on his blog June 15. "As those vulnerabilities can be exploited to create a Twitter worm, I'm going to give the third-party service provider and Twitter at least 24 hours' heads-up before I publish the vulnerability."