Samy Kamkar

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Samy Kamkar

Samy Kamkar is a security researcher who is known for releasing the Samy worm, the first self-propagating cross-site scripting worm, onto MySpace. The worm caused MySpace to crash. Kamkar pled guilty to a felony charge of computer hacking in Los Angeles Superior Court, and he agreed to not use a computer for three years. Since 2008, Kamkar has been doing independent computer security research and consulting. He is also responsible for discovering that the Apple iPhone, Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone mobile devices transmit GPS and Wi-Fi information to their parent companies.


He almost went to jail for creating a worm.

He is the author of Evercookie, a JavaScript-based application which produces zombie cookies in a web browser that are intentionally difficult to delete and also appeared in a top-secret NSA document as revealed by Snowden.

Released KeySweeper, a camouflaged USB charger+Arduino to sniff Microsoft wireless keyboards

Known for creating SkyJack, a custom drone which hacks into any nearby Parrot drones allowing them to be controlled by its operator


Krzysztof Kotowicz hates him.