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6/16/2009
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Keith Ferrell
Keith Ferrell
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Twitter Security Flaws: One A Day For A Month!

Twitter may be taking the world by tweetstorm (or it may be doomed) but one security researcher says that the social network carries a mess of vulnerabilities. A month's worth, in fact, and he intends to prove it, once a day, this July.

Twitter may be taking the world by tweetstorm (or it may be doomed) but one security researcher says that the social network carries a mess of vulnerabilities. A month's worth, in fact, and he intends to prove it, once a day, this July.Whether or not Twitter is dying, as bMighty's Fred Paul pondered yesterday, Tweeting can be dangerous, as a new initiative from Aviv Raff, an Israeli security expert, aims to prove over the next month.

In fact, Raff aims to prove his point throughout July, posting a new Twitter security vulnerability every day of the month.

Posting his declaration of intent to present a daily Twitter flaw on TWITPWN.com, Raff welcomes new vulnerabilities, but is confident that he already has a month's worth banked.

Raff notes that Twitter is just one of the targets, noting that he could have converted his Month of Twitter Bugs" into "any other 'Month of Web2.0 service bugs.'

The API and potential cross-scripting vulnerabilities that kicked Raff's concerns into a month of high-profile posting, are creating risks for users of FaceBook, LinkedIn and other open-API social networks.

The temperatures this July may or may not be hotter than usual outside, but you can bet that at Twitter the heat is already on and starting to climb.

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