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Barton Miller

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Barton Miller
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Barton Miller is an American computer professor who is credited for the modern term "fuzz" or "fuzzing" because of his 1988 class project. He (et al) published "An empirical study of the reliability of the UNIX Utilities in the ACM." With relatively simply (by todays standards) fuzzing, they were "able to crash 25-33% of the utility programs on any version of UNIX that was tested".

He received his B.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1977, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980 and 1984. Professor Miller is a Fellow of the ACM.

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Keith Bostic

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Keith Bostic
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Keith Bostic is an American Software Engineer and one of the key people in the history of Berkeley Software Distribution UNIX and Open Source software. In 1986, Bostic joined the Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) at the University of California, Berkeley.[2] He was one of the principal architects of the Berkeley 2BSD, 4.4BSD and 4.4BSD-Lite releases. Among many other tasks, he led the effort at CSRG to create a free software version of BSD UNIX, which helped allow the creation of FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD.

Bostic was a founder of Berkeley Software Design Inc. (BSDi), which produced BSD/OS, a proprietary version of BSD.

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dark spyrit

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Barnaby Michael Douglas Jack
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Barnaby Jack was a New Zealand hacker, programmer and computer security expert. He was known for his presentation at the Black Hat computer security conference in 2010, during which he exploited (also called jackpotting) two ATMs and made them dispense fake paper currency on the stage. Among his other most notable works were the exploitation of various medical devices, including pacemakers and insulin pumps.

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Joshua Lospinoso

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Joshua Lospinoso
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Joshua Lospinoso is a software engineer who created Beamgun which is used for defeating PoisonTaps, USB Rubber Ducky and other Rogue Network Adapters.

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kalessil

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Vladimir Reznichenko
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Vladimir Reznichenko is the creator of Php Inspections (EA Extended) which is a Static Code Analysis tool for PHP available as a PhpStorm plugin.

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Ashfaq Ansari

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Ashfaq Ansari
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Ashfaq Ansari is the founder of HackSys Team code named "Panthera". He has authored "HackSys Extreme Vulnerable Driver" and "Shellcode of Death". He has also written and published various white papers on low level software exploitation.

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James Forshaw

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James Forshaw
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James is a security researcher in Google’s Project Zero. He has been involved with computer hardware and software security for over 10 years looking at a range of different platforms and applications. With a great interest in logical vulnerabilities he’s been listed as the #1 researcher for MSRC, as well as being a Pwn2Own and Microsoft Mitigation Bypass bounty winner.

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Swaroop Yermalkar

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Swaroop Yermalkar
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Swaroop Yermalkar is an Indian security researcher who is an active member of NULL, an open security community in India, and is a contributor to the regular meetups and Humla sessions at the Pune chapter. He has written articles for clubHACK magazine and also authored a book, "An Ethical Guide to Wi-Fi Hacking and Security" and the iOS security book 'Learning iOS Penetration Testing'.

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Dan Geer

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Dan Geer
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Dan Geer is a computer security analyst and risk management specialist. He is a 1972 graduate of MIT with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as a 1988 Harvard graduate where he received his Doctor of Science (Sc.D) in biostatics. Geer was a key contributor to the development of the X Window System, as well as the Kerberos authentication protocol while a member of the Athena Project at MIT in the 1980s. Shortly after, he created the first information security consulting firm on Wall Street in 1992; followed by, organizing one of the first academic conferences on electronic commerce in 1995.

In 2003, Geer's 24-page report entitled "CyberInsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly" was released by the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA). The paper argued that Microsoft's dominance of desktop computer operating systems is a threat to national security. Geer was fired (from consultancy @Stake) the day the report was made public. Geer has cited subsequent changes in the Vista operating system (notably a location-randomization feature) as evidence that Microsoft "accepted the paper."

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Matthew Green

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Matthew Green
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Dr. Matthew D. Green is a cryptographer and security technologist. He designed several cryptographic tools, including Charm, a framework for rapidly prototyping cryptosystems, and a Functional Encryption library that provides implementations of several new Attribute Based Encryption schemes. Dr. Green led the team that developed the first anonymous cryptocurrencies, Zerocoin and Zerocash. His research team has exposed flaws in more than one third of SSL/TLS encrypted web sites as well as vulnerabilities in encryption technologies, including RSA BSafe, Exxon/Mobil Speedpass, EZpass, and automotive security systems.

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