TechnoparkToday.com>> Finding bugs in websites was not just part of the job, but a hobby as well as a passion for Adarsh S V Nair who hails from Trivandrum. Getting into the elite list of hackers and being positioned in Google Hall of Fame is indeed an achievement every tech geek dreams of. Acknowledgement from tech giants like Google is not something which anyone and everyone can have. Adarsh has achieved it as a reward for his deep interest in the field of Cybersecurity.
He has reported six highly critical security bugs on Google’s websites. Some of their web applications has vulnerable outdated WordPress versions, which has critical vulnerabilities like remote code execution, SQL injection, XSS vulnerability etc. An attacker can exploit it to gain access to the server in which the web is hosted.
Also, there were few vulnerable plugins which allows remote attackers to inject code of their own or fetch the details from databases and thereby they can hack the system. Information disclosure vulnerability was also reported which disclose few critical data. The hackers can use these security bugs to compromise the entire system.
Google honored him by adding his name to Page 8 (Rank #78) of their Hall of Fame wall. He is ranked from among the 1000 plus security researchers who got into the Hall of Fame wall based on the criticality of the bug reported. As the first step, Google will include the researcher in Hall of Fame page and later they will provide the Bounty based on the bug criticality.
In addition to this, he has also reported a couple of other bugs, which are waiting for confirmation from Google Security.
Adarsh had completed his M.Tech specializing in Information Security, from College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He is currently working as Senior Security Analyst in Technopark, Trivandrum and also voluntarily working as Information Security Advisor at Kerala Police Cyberdome, and is a Board member of Security Associations like OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) and EC-Council USA.
He has previously reported several bugs in websites of tech giants like SAP, Intel and Microsoft which were acknowledged and fixed.