We have already heard about the story that hackers were hired to become one of the security team. Now Charlie Miller who has broken through iOS to App Store and the winner at Pwn2Own competitions will be part of Twitter security team. It is over for him to break but to defense now.
He will start his work next week. It is obvious for online companies to strengthen their security system since the more popular they are the more interesting they are and the more interesting by hackers.
This is official word by Twitter:
“Miller, who previously worked at the consultancy Accuvant, told me in a phone call that he couldn’t offer any information on exactly what he’ll be doing at Twitter—He wouldn’t even name his title. But I’ve heard rumors since last winter that Twitter has sought to hire Miller as a full-time penetration tester to probe the service for hackable vulnerabilities and help fix them. Given his pedigree as an elite pen-tester for several security firms and a former “Global Exploitation Analyst” for the NSA, it’s likely his new job will involve playing that same role as a highly-skilled intrusion artist for Twitter’s security team.”