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235,566 fixed vulnerabilities
589 bug bounties with 1186 websites
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geeknik Top Security Researcher of the Month | Security Researcher Profile


Security researcher geeknik has already helped fix 3377 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  150

Real name:
Brian Carpenter, Geeknik Labs

About me:
We are an independent research lab operating out of the state of Oklahoma. 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.

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
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 feel generous:

https://paypal.me/geeknik

https://cash.me/geekniklabs

bitcoin: 34Ge92eujtx8KDzy7m14v7eQzgNoAUc7nk

Amazon Gift Cards

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

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Recommendations and Acknowledgements

    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!
    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!
    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:10911
Total reports on VIP sites:661
Total patched vulnerabilities:3377
Total vulnerabilities on Hold (Open Bug Bounty):4268
Recommendations received:8
Active since:14.07.2015
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Reported Vulnerabilities

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Cross Site Scripting
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patched
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patched
Cross Site Scripting
12.07.2019
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Improper Access Control 

  Latest Patched

 23.09.2019 iitm.ac.in
 23.09.2019 forebet.com
 23.09.2019 schnittberichte.com
 23.09.2019 vogue.es
 22.09.2019 sonovente.com
 22.09.2019 xe.gr
 22.09.2019 paisdelosjuegos.com.ar
 21.09.2019 thermofisher.com
 21.09.2019 ewg.org
 21.09.2019 uvm.edu

  Latest Blog Posts

18.09.2019 by Leon
SSRF | Reading Local Files from DownNotifier server
13.09.2019 by drok3r
Collection of information | Google Hacking and Dorks basic
09.09.2019 by DakkarKey
New and Powerful XSS scan tool - XSpear
05.09.2019 by MiguelSantareno
Wordpress basic auditing
05.09.2019 by MiguelSantareno
Payloads for all type off web attacks

  Recent Recommendations

    20 September, 2019
     pacotix:
Thanks for your finding! You have helped make our site more secure. Thanks for your great collaboration :)
    20 September, 2019
     ChipZ_de:
Gh05tPT has found an XSS vulnerability on one of our pages.

He is very helpful and responded very quickly. I really appreciate it. Thank you very much.
    20 September, 2019
     UUCSIRT:
Thank you for your vulnerability report!
/Hans Liss, Uppsala university
    20 September, 2019
     ashleyhindle:
Thank you so much for highlighting the vulnerability, it really helped!
    19 September, 2019
     YstreamTV:
Thanks for reporting the bug, can you recheck this, hope that is fixed.