Security Researcher Moxie Marlinspike Leaves Twitter

The expert says he has some fun projects coming up

By on January 12th, 2013 10:53 GMT

Yesterday, the famous security researcher known as Moxie Marlinspike announced that he was parting ways with Twitter’s security team.

“Today is my last day working at Twitter. I've learned a lot here over the past year, and have worked with some great people. Farewell!” he wrote on Friday.

He didn’t reveal the reasons for which he left the social media company. However, he says that he has some “fun projects” coming up.

Moxie Marlinspike was the CTO and co-founder of Whisper Systems – a company that developed security and privacy apps for Android devices –, which was acquired by Twitter in November 2011.

While it’s likely that Moxie Marlinspike contributed a great deal to making Twitter more secure, the company doesn’t appear to be in shortage of security experts. Back in September 2012 they hired another famous hacker, Charlie Miller.

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