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Security researcher geeknik has already helped fix 10008 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  430

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:
Please email our principal researcher, Brian Carpenter, at [email protected]

All communications will be kept private.

Alternative Contacts:
https://geeknik-labs.com/

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:

paypal.me/geeknik
cash.me/geekniklabs
buymeacoff.ee/geeknik

BTC: 32Wr4rcRmgSuEvcUZFimrbgRLBhH4vTJ53
ETH: 0x7c082c0bA0093D944F23B72577A713C4F9c06833

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

Follow me on:
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Recommendations and Acknowledgements

@avulatharun5531     18 July, 2020
    Twitter avulatharun5531 @avulatharun5531 :
I am really big fan of you bro. You are my inspiration
@KenDennis     3 April, 2020
    Twitter KenDennis Ken from KDTS:
Brian helped to identify an XSS Vuln on a client's wordpress implementation and was quick and helpful to respond to our query. With his notes, we were able to quickly mitigate this issue and we appreciate his help and professionalism.
@phistrom     2 March, 2020
    Twitter phistrom Phillip from The Stromberg Group:
Really appreciate your help identifying an XSS exploit on our website. Your responsible disclosure and example URL allowed us to immediately find and correct the problem. Thank you for helping us keep the internet safe.
@reinisroz     26 February, 2020
    Twitter reinisroz Reinis Rozenbergs from Orion:
Our product was made long time ago and quite a lot of issues has not been addressed. Thanks for pointing out the problem! Means a lot!
@eingemaischt     31 January, 2020
    Twitter 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.
@uwatmosscicomp1     22 January, 2020
    Twitter uwatmosscicomp1 David Warren from University of Washington:
Thanks for reporting our security problem. You were very helpful in finding, and fixing it.
@digiguide     12 January, 2020
    Twitter 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!
@karim_ouda     11 January, 2020
    Twitter karim_ouda Karim from QuranAnalysis:
Thanks geeknik for your report, in addition to fixing the vulnerability I learned something new as well
@nickwest     3 December, 2019
    Twitter 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!
@nickwest     3 December, 2019
    Twitter 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.

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Number of Secured Websites

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10+ Websites
50+ Websites
500+ Websites
WEB SECURITY VETERAN
1000+ Websites

Advanced Security Research

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WAF Bypasser
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30+ Reports
AppSec Logic Master
30+ Reports
Fastest Fix
Fix in 24 hours

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Secured OBB
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Commitment to Remediate and Patch

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Patch Master
55% Patched
Patch Guru
65% Patched
Patch Lord
75% Patched

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REPUTABLE
10+ Recommends
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50+ Recommends

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Research Statistics



Total reports:40235
Total reports on VIP sites:1153
Total patched vulnerabilities:10008
Total vulnerabilities on Hold (Open Bug Bounty):1530
Recommendations received:21
Active since:14.07.2015
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  Latest Patched

 22.01.2021 ecu.edu.au
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 21.01.2021 polimi.it
 20.01.2021 4gamer.net
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 20.01.2021 rand.org

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  Recent Recommendations

@hoshitabeman     21 January, 2021
    Twitter hoshitabeman:
It was very helpful for me to point out that I forgot to delete php.info!
@Azatotht     21 January, 2021
    Twitter Azatotht:
Thanks for pointing out a public phpinfo() on our website. A++
@vegasworld     21 January, 2021
    Twitter vegasworld:
Great Job from PRAMOD YADAV. Thanks to his advice we could fix a bug on our Website.
Thanks again!
Best wishes from Germany
@domenico     21 January, 2021
    Twitter domenico:
Thank you Pramod for pointing to the leftover .php file that shouldn't be there.
@seinemaritime     21 January, 2021
    Twitter seinemaritime:
Thank you Pramod for your report. Thank you also for the details in mail ! I recommend him !