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geeknik Top Security Researcher of the Month | Security Researcher Profile


Security researcher geeknik has already helped fix 5845 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  360

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:
Brian Carpenter - Principal Researcher

EMAIL: security{AT}geeknik-labs{DOT}com

All communications 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:

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Halls of Fame:
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Recommendations and Acknowledgements

    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!

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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:24533
Total reports on VIP sites:996
Total patched vulnerabilities:5845
Total vulnerabilities on Hold (Open Bug Bounty):10116
Recommendations received:17
Active since:14.07.2015
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Reported Vulnerabilities

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22.01.2020
On Hold
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Cross Site Scripting
22.01.2020
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Cross Site Scripting
22.01.2020
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Cross Site Scripting
22.01.2020
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Cross Site Scripting
22.01.2020
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Cross Site Scripting
22.01.2020
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22.01.2020
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Cross Site Scripting
22.01.2020
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Cross Site Scripting
22.01.2020
On Hold
Cross Site Scripting
22.01.2020
patched
Cross Site Scripting
22.01.2020
On Hold
Cross Site Scripting
22.01.2020
On Hold
Cross Site Scripting
22.01.2020
On Hold
Cross Site Scripting

  Latest Patched

 28.02.2020 trimble.com
 27.02.2020 hotels.am
 27.02.2020 hermagic.com
 27.02.2020 airmore.com
 27.02.2020 boohoo.com
 27.02.2020 jobup.ch
 27.02.2020 blue-tomato.com
 27.02.2020 fmworld.net
 27.02.2020 romadecade.org
 27.02.2020 sinematurk.com

  Latest Blog Posts

10.02.2020 by 0xrocky
Stored XSS on h2biz.net
10.02.2020 by ismailtsdln
SQL Injection Payload List
20.01.2020 by Rando02355205
XSS on "www.alibaba.com" (Alibaba WAF 405) Bypassed.
16.01.2020 by Open Bug Bounty
Brief Recap of Open Bug Bounty’s Record Growth in 2019
12.01.2020 by JCQ_47
WAF Cloudflare Bypass XSS at Nexusmods.com

  Recent Recommendations

    28 February, 2020
     tristramg:
Thank you atmon3r for the discovery of a failure, and the very professional manner to report it
    26 February, 2020
     LarryParker98:
Kunal, thank you for reporting the vulnerability on our web site. We greatly appreciate your help in securing our site.
    25 February, 2020
     ryra16642059:
Thanks AARYAN SAHARAN For informing us about the admin bypass vulner.
Our whole company would like to say thank you to you for helping us! We don't offer any bounty, but as a respect token , A thanks card will be sent to you over mail.
-Cheers!
    25 February, 2020
     CalvinN14532713:
Thank you so much for your hard work with our company! It was a great help and opened us up to perusing a bug bounty in the future!

KhanJanny was very helpful in identifying some vulnerabilities on our site that we were able to resolve!
    25 February, 2020
     CalvinN14532713:
Thank you so much for your hard work with our company! It was a great help and opened us up to perusing a bug bounty in the future!

KhanJanny was very helpful in identifying some vulnerabilities on our site that we were able to resolve!