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danielmakelleyTop-50 VIP Open Redirect Reporter Top Security Researcher of the Month | Security Researcher Profile

Security researcher danielmakelley has already helped fix 3048 vulnerabilities.

Researcher reputation:  340

Real name:
Daniel Kelley

About me:
Hall of Fames
Crown Court Digital System
Ministry of Justice
National Crime Agency
University of Cambridge
Deutsche Bank
Norwegian School of Theology
Australian National University
Netherlands Hockey Association
Skoolbag LMS
Stanford University
Ecwid CMS
Room Booking System
DASH Payments
Boards IE
Luzerne College
Duke University
MIT University
Deutsche Telekom
United Nations

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Experience in Application Security
over 5 years

Recommendations and Acknowledgements

@MChinnasamy     2 May, 2019
    Twitter MChinnasamy Manoj from Infrafrontier GmbH:
Dan helped us by finding the bug and promptly informed the same.
@suisho     25 March, 2018
    Twitter suisho AKI from densuke:
With precise advice, They helped me very much.
I really appreciate it.
@demetri     16 February, 2018
    Twitter demetri Demetri from BBNS:
I appreciate the approach of identifying vulnerabilities in a professional manner like this. Dan has been fast and helpful in communicating the issue clearly and concisely.
@filippo74     18 January, 2018
    Twitter filippo74 Filippo from
Thank you for your report about XSS vulnerabilities... quick and very professional. Grazie
@_june     9 January, 2018
    Twitter _june Mia from ModCloth:
Thanks for your help! Fast and professional.
@Anthesum     5 January, 2018
    Twitter Anthesum Ralph from
Thanks for reporting the Cross Site Scripting issue. Helped me a lot to safeguard my website.
@dossy     22 December, 2017
    Twitter dossy Dossy S. from Panoptic:
Dan brought a previously-patched XSS issue that had somehow been regressed to my attention. Re-applied the fix and deployed: thanks!
@itea97137491     6 November, 2017
    Twitter itea97137491 Vincent from n/a:
Fast and professional! Thank you Dan
@robtexdotcom     31 October, 2017
    Twitter robtexdotcom Robert Olsson from Robtex:
Thank you for your kind help! Keep doing what you're doing.
Quick and professional and to the point.
@manuelgobeaut     21 October, 2017
    Twitter manuelgobeaut manuelgobeaut from W&B CREATION:
Thank you for discovering a security issue, and help me to solve it.

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Honor Badges

Number of Secured Websites

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500+ Websites
1000+ Websites

Advanced Security Research

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30+ Reports
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30+ Reports
Fastest Fix
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Outstanding Achievements

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Commitment to Remediate and Patch

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Patch Master
55% Patched
Patch Guru
65% Patched
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75% Patched

Recommendations and Recognition

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Research Statistics

Total reports:5904
Total reports on VIP sites:784
Total patched vulnerabilities:3048
Recommendations received:33
Active since:25.04.2016
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@soela_cs     23 March, 2023
    Twitter soela_cs:
He's a reliable partner in finding and fixing some security issues on our website, and I'm happy to recommend working with him. Thanks for the collaboration!
@TimFenner7     22 March, 2023
    Twitter TimFenner7:
On behalf of LeaseQuery, I wish to extend our gratitude to 4N_CURZE for reporting a vulnerability found on our website. 4N_CURZE was quick to respond and gladly provided all the information he could in order to help mitigate the risk. His efforts to make the internet a safer place is greatly appreciated!
@pagecp31     17 March, 2023
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Huge thanks to Rajesh for pointing out an XSS vulnerability that affected several pages in the website I am developing on my free time. It is much appreciated and the report was very clear!
@travelfish     17 March, 2023
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Thanks for finding the issuing, passing on your find, and the quick reply. Cheers!
@MrMoney84315336     15 March, 2023
    Twitter MrMoney84315336:
Thank you for reporting the issues, good work.