Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Worlds Top Vulnerability Discoverer
Who's the worlds most frequent discoverer (and discloser) of security vulnerabilities?
It's not not a name you're likely to be familiar with (sorry "best in the world" team ;-)
With a staggering number of 612 public vulnerability disclosures through to the end of 2008, sitting in pole position, is Luigi Auriemma. Luigi managed to oust r0t (finally) sometime last year. I think that the fact that r0t appears to have "retired" from the vulnerability discovery business probably helped.
For full stats and analysis, I've posted a more detailed blog over on Frequency-X -- Top-10 Vulnerability Discoverers of All Time (as well as 2008) - Who's in Pole Position?