Published 19 March 2021

Cyber Security Profiles

Cyber security profiles of integral members of the cybersecurity community, from ethical hackers to CEOs, and the work they conduct to make the world a safer place.

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In August 2020, Lead Security Researcher at Cyber Citadel Rafay Baloch discovered address bar vulnerabilities in major mobile web browsers Safari, Opera, Yandex, UC Browser, Bolt and RITS. On 20 October, Rafay and Rapid7 Director of Researcher Tod Beardsley disclosed the vulnerabilities to the public, after giving the browser vendors over 60 days to apply fixes.

In this interview, Rafay talks about the disclosure; how it was conducted, what he found, how the vulnerabilities could have been exploited and what companies and governments should be doing to increase cybersecurity awareness.

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Cyber security researcher, hacking evangelist, bug bounty hunter… Cyber Citadel Lead Security Researcher Rafay Baloch has made a name for himself in the past decade. Having found bugs in Apple, Microsoft and PayPal software, he is considered one of the world’s top ethical hackers.

In the first of Cyber Citadel’s cyber security profiles, this is Rafay’s story.

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