Ron Bowes

IRL Name: 
Ron Bowes

Ron Bowes is known for his contributions to open source security software including the Nmap Security Scanner, for which he has written dozens of scripts covering a number of complex protocols. He also has a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Manitoba, runs a Winnipeg-based security consulting company (Dash9 Security), and is a founding member of SkullSpace – Winnipeg’s first and only hackerspace.


The author of nbtool (netbios tool)

He scanned 100 million Facebook users details using a piece of code and collected data that was made public by each user to use this information in conjunction with a dictionary of the most common passwords to test the security of websites. He also published the information he got on the net.