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geeknik Top Security Researcher of the Month | Security Researcher Profile


Security researcher geeknik has already helped fix 4517 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  170

Real name:
Brian Carpenter, Geeknik Labs

About me:
Geeknik Labs is an independent security research lab operating out of Oklahoma since 1999. Our primary mission is to make the Internet safer for everyone around the world.

Our funding comes from bug bounties, research grants, private donations and the generosity of strangers like you.

If your organization rewards ethical and responsible disclosures such as this, we would greatly appreciate it. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Thank you.

How to contact me:
Brian Carpenter - Principal Researcher

security{AT}geeknik-labs{DOT}com

All communication will be kept private.

Alternative Contacts:
If we fail to respond via email, please contact us on Twitter: @geeknik

Certifications & Diplomas:
High school graduates and college dropouts.

Experience in Application Security
over 5 years

Award / Bug Bounty I prefer:
A recommendation on our profile, however if you're feeling generous:

https://paypal.me/geeknik
https://cash.me/geekniklabs
bitcoin: 3DE1CEcS2gWPm3jsGwosoSS1fukbSzdfDU

Thank you.

Halls of Fame:
https://hackerone.com/geeknik
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Recommendations and Acknowledgements

    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!
    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!
    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.
    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!
    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!

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Honor Badges


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:13166
Total reports on VIP sites:811
Total patched vulnerabilities:4517
Total vulnerabilities on Hold (Open Bug Bounty):3651
Recommendations received:9
Active since:14.07.2015
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  Latest Patched

 16.11.2019 visionias.in
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 16.11.2019 cbrfc.noaa.gov
 16.11.2019 nuskin.com
 16.11.2019 psc.utah.gov
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 15.11.2019 startsiden.no
 15.11.2019 altibbi.com

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  Recent Recommendations

    15 November, 2019
     hyperext_uk:
@Cyberanteater very kindly alerted us about a git vunerability on one of our websites which we promptly fixed. This also prompted us to audit all our other projects.

Much appreciated.
Steve
    15 November, 2019
     dalitso47152461:
Thanks for bringing the issue to our attention. The info you provided was very helpful and instrumental in getting a fix in place.
    14 November, 2019
     cloudrexx:
Thank you very much for making us aware of the issue and providing us a high quality vulnerability report which helped us identify the source of the vulnerability right away.
    14 November, 2019
     pofope1:
Thanks for your report. Please check we have patched it. :)
    13 November, 2019
     ContatoFAME:
Thanks for the details about the failure found on one of our sites.