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222,201 fixed vulnerabilities
534 bug bounties with 1049 websites
10,729 researchers, 916 honor badges

geeknik Top Security Researcher of the Month | Security Researcher Profile


Security researcher geeknik has already helped fix 2207 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  110

Real name:
Brian Carpenter, Geeknik Labs

About me:
We are a small unaffiliated research lab operating out of the rural farmland of Oklahoma. Our primary mission is to make the Internet safer for everyone, near and far.

We provide the following services:
Offensive Security Research
Physical Penetration Testing
Endpoint Monitoring
Threat Assessments
Software QA (C, Cpp, Perl, PHP, Python, Go)

How to contact me:
Brian Carpenter - Principal Researcher
geeknik[AT]pm[DOT]me
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:
If you're feeling generous we accept PayPal, Bitcoin (34Ge92eujtx8KDzy7m14v7eQzgNoAUc7nk), Amazon Gift Cards (https://amzn.to/2EpIalE).

Or visit our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/geeknik

Halls of Fame:
Google, Mozilla, Yahoo, OpenSSL, PHP, Perl, Mapbox, andd on and on and on... Almost 100 CVE have additionally been assigned by MITRE based upon our bug reports.

https://hackerone.com/geeknik/resume

Follow me on:
Twitter

Recommendations and Acknowledgements

    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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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:6493
Total reports on VIP sites:495
Total patched vulnerabilities:2207
Total vulnerabilities on Hold (Open Bug Bounty):4001
Recommendations received:6
Active since:14.07.2015
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Reported Vulnerabilities

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  Latest Patched

 16.07.2019 catholic.org
 16.07.2019 kero.co.ao
 16.07.2019 tizianafausti.com
 16.07.2019 fdating.com
 16.07.2019 brickset.com
 16.07.2019 upm.es
 16.07.2019 forvo.com
 15.07.2019 firstpost.com
 14.07.2019 qu.edu.qa
 14.07.2019 uliege.be

  Latest Blog Posts

12.06.2019 by Open Bug Bounty
Open Bug Bounty pursues a steady growth in 2019 with over 212,148 fixed vulnerabilities
27.05.2019 by fakessh
bing openredirect
20.05.2019 by fakessh
Hitachi Incident Response Team (HIRT)
11.05.2019 by MAS00712
Footprinting and Reconnaissance with DIRB Tool (For Security Researcher and Bug Bounty Hunters)
01.05.2019 by Renzi25031469
1000's of default passwords on http://open-sez.me

  Recent Recommendations

    16 July, 2019
     nitrc_info:
Thanks to eSecHax0r for a detailed and responsible report of a vulnerability! The report included a concrete proof of concept that made identification and verification easy, and the private report gave us the opportunity to address the issue safely.
    16 July, 2019
     AniDBStatus:
Thank you for notifying us of an XSS vulnerability in our project
    15 July, 2019
     MPDL:
Felipe found a vulnerability in our website, which we were able to fix with his detailed report. Highly recommended! Thank you very much Felipe!
    15 July, 2019
     ultravibe:
I run a team that is very security conscious, but even so things sometimes slip by. Dipu’s attention helped us identify and fix a vulnerability we should have caught. His attention to things like this is most valuable and appreciated.
    15 July, 2019
     joeppy:
Felipe found & reported an XSS flaw on our website to us and was quick to provide us with the details when we contacted him. We were able to patch the flaw within a day.
Thank you, Felipe!