July will be “Month of Twitter Bugs”

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Security expert Aviv Raff declared July 2009 as “Month of Twitter Bugs”. He’s doing so in order to raise awareness of the Twitter API issue he recently blogged about.

Aviv said: “MoTB could have been easily converted to any other “Month of Web 2.0 service bugs”, and I hope that Twitter and other Web 2.0 API providers will work closely with their API consumers to develop more secure products.”

Every day during July a new vulnerability in a 3rd party Twitter service will be published on twitpwn. As those vulnerabilities can be exploited to create a Twitter worm, Aviv is going to give the 3rd party service provider and Twitter a heads-up of at least 24 hours before making the vulnerability public.