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geeknik Top Security Researcher of the Month Top VIP Security Researcher of the Month | Security Researcher Profile


Security researcher geeknik has already helped fix 6557 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  380

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 well over 100 security advisories since 2016.

How to contact me:
Please email our principal researcher, Brian Carpenter, at [email protected] All communications will be kept private.

Alternative Contacts:
If we don't respond via email, please contact us at https://twitter.com/geeknik.

Certifications & Diplomas:
High school graduates and college dropouts.

Experience in Application Security
over 5 years

Award / Bug Bounty I prefer:
If you feel generous:

https://paypal.me/geeknik

https://cash.me/geekniklabs

BTC: 321pigi2EvRh14aCp4QYDqhbBySdfmfVd9

ETH: 0x7c082c0bA0093D944F23B72577A713C4F9c06833

Halls of Fame:
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https://www.intigriti.com/researcher/profile/geeknik

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Recommendations and Acknowledgements | Full List:

    2 March, 2020
     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.
    26 February, 2020
     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!
    31 January, 2020
     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.
    22 January, 2020
     uwatmosscicomp1 David Warren from University of Washington:
Thanks for reporting our security problem. You were very helpful in finding, and fixing it.
    12 January, 2020
     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!
    11 January, 2020
     karim_ouda Karim from QuranAnalysis:
Thanks geeknik for your report, in addition to fixing the vulnerability I learned something new as well
    3 December, 2019
     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!
    3 December, 2019
     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.
    2 December, 2019
     Kol_Fish Kolby from Undisclosed:
Brian was a pleasure to work with. Due to his concise, well explained report of a misconfiguration on my site, I was able to quickly patch the site, and rotate the exposed credentials.

Brian was prompt in responding to my requests for additional information, allowing me to determine the scope of the leaked information and who may have accessed it. He is definitely a top tier security researcher.

Thanks a ton!
    26 November, 2019
     notinhalloffame Theodore from NotinHallofFame:
Thanks for the report, and working with me to recreate it on my end so I could patch it properly.
    7 November, 2019
     themattrauch Matt from eagle.ca:
Brian spotted a misconfiguration on one of our websites that would leak information that could be used maliciously. Brian explained the issue clearly and concisely and was excellent at explaining what needed to be done to resolve the issue. Thank you Brian, excellent work!
    3 August, 2019
     NewLineHorizon1 Melisa from NewLineHorizon:
Dear,

Thanks for participating in responsible disclosure program.
The reports you submitted were extremely helpful to our team and provided us the details we needed to resolve the issues that you identified.
We are deeply committed to provide a safe and secure experience to our users and are therefore grateful for your efforts to help us improve our services.

Best Regards!
    26 July, 2019
     ToonPlanet Young J. from Behr Paint:
Thanks for the report of the security research. This helped to find and fix the problem.
    1 July, 2019
     twoucan Twoucan Support from Twoucan:
In your report, I was able to fix the vulnerability due to misconfiguration.
Thank you.
    27 June, 2019
     RMV1983 Michael from eduvdom:
Thanks for the report of the security research. This helped to find and fix the problem.
    14 May, 2019
     wirismath Sonia Gago from WIRIS MATH:
Hello, @geeknik! We want to thank you for your vulnerabity report. Thanks to your information and collaboration, we could fix a security issue in one of our websites. Great job!
    9 April, 2019
     mardigr Mardi from Higher Education:
Brian notified us responsibly in relation to an issue with one of our websites. Upon seeking further information, his response was prompt and thorough. I see one if his goals is to 'to help make the Internet safer for everyone, near and far'. He is certainly doing this, thank you Brian!
    5 April, 2019
     tropicaljeremy Jeremy C from Montessori Services:
Brian notified us of a vulnerability, responding immediately via email with further details, so we could remedy it. Professional and clear communication. No expectation of payment. He's one of the GOOD guys!
    25 March, 2019
     jleproust Julien L from Diwi:
Brian has responsibly reported a misconfiguration on one of my servers that could have led to sensitive information disclosure. He clearly and quickly explained the issue and its potential implications, and made it clear he did not expect anything for this.

Brian is a true internet hero, we need more people like Geeknik. Thanks a lot for making the internet safer.

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Number of Secured Websites

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

Advanced Security Research

WAF Bypasser
CSRF Master
30+ Reports
AppSec Logic Master
30+ Reports
Fastest Fix
Fix in 24 hours

Outstanding Achievements

Secured OBB
OBB Advocate
Improved OBB

Commitment to Remediate and Patch

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

Recommendations and Recognition

REPUTABLE
10+ Recommends
FAMOUS
25+ Recommends
GLOBALLY TRUSTED
50+ Recommends

Distinguished Blog Author

1 Post
3 Posts
5+ Posts

Research Statistics



Total reports:27481
Total reports on VIP sites:1040
Total patched vulnerabilities:6557
Total vulnerabilities on Hold (Open Bug Bounty):10613
Recommendations received:19
Active since:14.07.2015
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  Latest Patched

 29.03.2020 gir.am
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 28.03.2020 link-assistant.com
 28.03.2020 calculator.net

  Latest Blog Posts

12.03.2020 by Rando02355205
(Paypal) www.paypal.com [CSP High Level] - [XSS Reflected] - [Bug Bounty] - [Write Up]
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JDECO.net XSS Vulnerability| CybeReports
29.02.2020 by Rando02355205
(Google) groups.google.com - [Stored XSS] - [Bug Bounty] - [WriteUp] - [24/02/2020]
10.02.2020 by 0xrocky
Stored XSS on h2biz.net
10.02.2020 by ismailtsdln
SQL Injection Payload List

  Recent Recommendations

    27 March, 2020
     hstead:
Very rapid communication and detailed instructions as to how to fix the issue. Thanks for the assistance.
    27 March, 2020
     PaulMar23292621:
r00tpgp reported a serious issue to us and helped us with reproducing the issue and pushing towards a fix for the problem.
Thank you very much for the great work!
    27 March, 2020
     Michael3277:
Thanks for your report. With your help we could find the bug and make our Website safer!

roker is a friendly Security Resercher who is answering very fast to mails!
    26 March, 2020
     KyleGeorgeArch:
Thank you ElProfesor for responsibly disclosing an XSS issue and providing the reproduction steps. With your help we've identified the issue and are working on a fix. Thank you for your hard work and responsible practices.
    25 March, 2020
     KyleGeorgeArch:
ianf0ns3c identified an XSS issue and provided the reproduction steps in a polite and timely manner, giving us all the information we needed to investigate and take it to our developers. We're grateful for his work on the matter.