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geeknik Top Security Researcher of the Month | Security Researcher Profile


Security researcher geeknik has already helped fix 5258 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  300

Real name:
Brian Carpenter

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.

In 2020, the scope of our mission will increase as we research sustainable ways for people to grow food inside of their own homes using inexpensive and easily obtainable resources.

The funds received from bug bounties, research grants and the kindness of strangers all go towards fulfilling that mission.

How to contact me:
Brian Carpenter - Principal Researcher

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:
A recommendation on our profile, however if you're feeling generous:

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

Thank you.

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

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Recommendations and Acknowledgements

    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.

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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:20100
Total reports on VIP sites:958
Total patched vulnerabilities:5258
Total vulnerabilities on Hold (Open Bug Bounty):7341
Recommendations received:16
Active since:14.07.2015
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Reported Vulnerabilities

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Improper Access Control 
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  Latest Patched

 29.01.2020 ytranking.net
 28.01.2020 star.nesdis.noaa.gov
 28.01.2020 lancaster.ac.uk
 28.01.2020 udayton.edu
 28.01.2020 un.org
 28.01.2020 ahoskienc.gov
 28.01.2020 fssai.gov.in
 27.01.2020 zapmeta.com
 27.01.2020 insidesport.co
 27.01.2020 laist.com

  Latest Blog Posts

20.01.2020 by Rando02355205
XSS on "www.alibaba.com" (Alibaba WAF 405) Bypassed.
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Brief Recap of Open Bug Bounty’s Record Growth in 2019
12.01.2020 by JCQ_47
WAF Cloudflare Bypass XSS at Nexusmods.com
08.01.2020 by devl00p
Top 100 Open Redirect dorks
08.01.2020 by Rando02355205
XSS WAF Bypassed

  Recent Recommendations

    29 January, 2020
     justincarter:
Thanks for your clear and concise report and quick communication, a true security professional :)
    29 January, 2020
     USM_au:
Manav alerted us to a vulnerability on a server which we were able to research and rectify. Thanks for the detailed information about the problem.
    28 January, 2020
     ElliotKendall1:
Thanks for reporting an information disclosure issue on our website.
    28 January, 2020
     daZwiafl:
Very responsive and provided clear information about what they had found.
    28 January, 2020
     givemethespi:
Thanks a lot to Manav who discovered XSS vulnerabilities on our website. Very professional, his report was detailed and efficient.