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Security researcher geeknik has already helped fix 10678 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  420

Real name:
Brian Carpenter

About me:
Geeknik Labs is a security research lab operating from Oklahoma since 1999. Our primary mission is to make the Internet safer for everyone around the world. We believe that all technology contains flaws and that the public plays a crucial role in identifying these flaws. Our research into open source software alone has helped better secure the likes of OpenSSL, Firefox, PHP, Perl, libxml2, libpng, tcpdump, libcurl, and more, resulting in almost 200 security advisories since 2016.

Contact email:
[email protected]

Alternative Contacts:
https://geeknik-labs.com/

Certifications & Diplomas:
High school graduates and college dropouts.

Experience in Application Security
over 5 years

Award / Bug Bounty I prefer:
If you're feeling generous:

CashApp: https://cash.app/$geekniklabs
PayPal: https://paypal.me/geeknik
Amazon Gift Cards: https://amzn.to/3mO1lKw
Or your favorite cryptocurrency..

Thank you!

Halls of Fame:
https://bugcrowd.com/geeknik
https://cs.detectify.com/profile/geeknik
https://hackerone.com/geeknik
https://huntr.dev/users/geeknik/
https://www.intigriti.com/researcher/profile/geeknik

Follow me on:
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Ethics and Rules:
Brian Carpenter is required to abide by the ethics and rules of the Open Bug Bounty project. If you reasonably believe that rules are not respected, please report this to us.

Recommendations and Acknowledgements

@avulatharun5531     18 July, 2020
    Twitter avulatharun5531 @avulatharun5531 :
I am really big fan of you bro. You are my inspiration
@KenDennis     3 April, 2020
    Twitter KenDennis Ken from KDTS:
Brian helped to identify an XSS Vuln on a client's wordpress implementation and was quick and helpful to respond to our query. With his notes, we were able to quickly mitigate this issue and we appreciate his help and professionalism.
@phistrom     2 March, 2020
    Twitter phistrom Phillip from The Stromberg Group:
Really appreciate your help identifying an XSS exploit on our website. Your responsible disclosure and example URL allowed us to immediately find and correct the problem. Thank you for helping us keep the internet safe.
@reinisroz     26 February, 2020
    Twitter reinisroz Reinis Rozenbergs from Orion:
Our product was made long time ago and quite a lot of issues has not been addressed. Thanks for pointing out the problem! Means a lot!
@eingemaischt     31 January, 2020
    Twitter eingemaischt Philipp from imi:
Thank you for reporting a XSS vulnerability on our portal. We were able to reproduce and fix it within 2 days.
@uwatmosscicomp1     22 January, 2020
    Twitter uwatmosscicomp1 David Warren from University of Washington:
Thanks for reporting our security problem. You were very helpful in finding, and fixing it.
@digiguide     12 January, 2020
    Twitter digiguide Dan from Digiguide.tv:
Thank you so much for your report; it was wonderful to get an email responsibly informing us of an issue which we fixed within a few hours of receiving notification. We are very grateful to you, thanks!
@karim_ouda     11 January, 2020
    Twitter karim_ouda Karim from QuranAnalysis:
Thanks geeknik for your report, in addition to fixing the vulnerability I learned something new as well
@nickwest     3 December, 2019
    Twitter nickwest Nick West from University of Washington Information School:
Brian responded to my request for details very quickly and was nothing but professional. He shared details that allowed us to quickly fix the issue the geeknik team discovered. Really great talking with him and appreciate the work!
@nickwest     3 December, 2019
    Twitter nickwest Nick West from University of Washington Information School:
Brian responded very quickly with detailed information that allowed us to quickly fix the exploit that the folks at Geeknik Labs discovered. Perfectly professional and a complete pleasure to communicate with.

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Number of Secured Websites

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10+ Websites
50+ Websites
500+ Websites
WEB SECURITY VETERAN
1000+ Websites

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WAF Bypasser
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30+ Reports
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30+ Reports
Fastest Fix
Fix in 24 hours

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Commitment to Remediate and Patch

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

Recommendations and Recognition

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REPUTABLE
10+ Recommends
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25+ Recommends
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Research Statistics



Total reports:42143
Total reports on VIP sites:1257
Total patched vulnerabilities:10678
Total vulnerabilities on Hold (Open Bug Bounty):7
Recommendations received:21
Active since:14.07.2015
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  Latest Patched

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@TiagoGuedesEGo1     20 June, 2022
    Twitter TiagoGuedesEGo1:
shashank_bhure made us aware of several security vulnerabilities that represented security flaws of several degrees and needed to be rectified.

It was a pleasure working with you and I hope we can work again in the future, Thank you!
@TiagoGuedesEGo1     15 June, 2022
    Twitter TiagoGuedesEGo1:
Hardik_850 made us aware of several security vulnerabilities that represented security flaws of several degrees and needed to be rectified.

It was a pleasure working with you and I hope we can work again in the future, Thank you!
@DeBuecher     3 June, 2022
    Twitter DeBuecher:
Peter was of good help
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    Twitter salmankhan2016:
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@securityhelper5     26 May, 2022
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