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Hi, I'm Rob. I work with Computer Lab to build things & keep them safe.

open source

A little beastie (BSD)

I have contributed code, documentation & tests to a number of open source projects including:


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I am a hobbyist security researcher. I enjoy identifying security bugs in software and writing code to exploit those bugs.


Code that takes advantage of security bugs other people have found.

CVE-ID Package Description Type
CVE-2017-13089 wget Buffer overflow from misuse of signed integer type DoS


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I am interested in electronic music, software security, news, radio, healthcare infrastructure / policy & data engineering.


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I write for the Computer Lab Blog and for pleasure.

Date Title
05/03/2017 Start Tracking Emerging Security Threats in Five Minutes
08/17/2016 Role-Based Access Control with Django Rest Framework
07/10/2016 Quickly Encrypting Blocks of Text in Vim


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I am a registered member of the Discordian party.

My political compass is:

Economic Left/Right: -7.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.64


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I was raised in the United Methodist Church. I believe in capital-G God, the Weslyan tradition of service & religioius pluralism.


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I have paid people to prove that I am good at things.

Year Name Institution
2015 B.S Computer Science Northeastern University


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I believe email marketing is spam. You are free to disagree but I will still treat you like a spammer and your mail like spam.