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geeknik Top Security Researcher of the Month Top VIP Security Researcher of the Month | Security Researcher Profile


Security researcher geeknik has already helped fix 8444 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  390

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:

https://paypal.me/geeknik
https://cash.me/geekniklabs
BTC: 321pigi2EvRh14aCp4QYDqhbBySdfmfVd9
ETH: 0x7c082c0bA0093D944F23B72577A713C4F9c06833

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

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Recommendations and Acknowledgements

    3 April, 2020
     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.
    2 March, 2020
     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.
    26 February, 2020
     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!
    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!

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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:31719
Total reports on VIP sites:1061
Total patched vulnerabilities:8444
Total vulnerabilities on Hold (Open Bug Bounty):6258
Recommendations received:20
Active since:14.07.2015
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Reported Vulnerabilities

All Submissions VIP SubmissionsFeatured Submissions

Domain Reported Status Type
06.11.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
05.11.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
05.11.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
05.11.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
05.11.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
04.11.2019
unpatched
Improper Access Control 
04.11.2019
unpatched
Improper Access Control 
03.11.2019
unpatched
Improper Access Control 
03.11.2019
unpatched
Improper Access Control 
01.11.2019
unpatched
Improper Access Control 
01.11.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
01.11.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
30.10.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
30.10.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
30.10.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
30.10.2019
patched
Cross Site Scripting
30.10.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
30.10.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
30.10.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting
30.10.2019
unpatched
Cross Site Scripting

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 28.05.2020 aff.to
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  Latest Blog Posts

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(Paypal) www.paypal.com [CSP High Level] - [XSS Reflected] - [Bug Bounty] - [Write Up]
08.03.2020 by CybeReports
JDECO.net XSS Vulnerability| CybeReports
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(Google) groups.google.com - [Stored XSS] - [Bug Bounty] - [WriteUp] - [24/02/2020]
10.02.2020 by 0xrocky
Stored XSS on h2biz.net

  Recent Recommendations

    28 May, 2020
     georgekgk:
Thank you Daniel for helping us to find and fix that security issue!
    28 May, 2020
     PaulKLeasure1:
Thank you ChaitanyaM43! I appreciate you discovering the XXS vulnerability. You responded quickly with the information needed for me to address the issue.
    26 May, 2020
     viewbug:
Thank you Guarav! Very professional on checking our site for bugs and for providing the details in such a professional manner. We appreciate your help making our platform more secure
    26 May, 2020
     redicius:
Tested my site a lot (according to log :) and found an hidden XSS issue in our site.
Thank you!
    26 May, 2020
     chrisjimallen:
Very helpful insights, spotted something I'd overlooked.