A 17-year old Australian is taking responsibility for unwittingly causing yesterday's Twitter bug. While the teen didn't directly bring the flood of spam and porn retweets, he burst open the dam. I guess that passes for precociousness these days?
The Melbourne-based high school student exposed the security flaw that created the havoc when he tweeted the
You can't really blame the kid for his idle curiosity; if anything, it forced Twitter to patch a vulnerability before something truly malicious took advantage of it. Let's hope we're so lucky next time. [AFP]