Endorsed an Exceptional Talent (‘a recognized leader’) by the British Government, Akshay aka Ax is a Security Researcher and Engineer who holds passion for perpetual learning. In his spare time, he loves exploiting vulnerabilities, ethically and educating a wide range of audiences.
Ax’s expertise includes software development, web application penetration testing and research. Through responsible disclosure, he has previously exposed serious bugs and security vulnerabilities affecting national & global organizations like P.F. Chang’s, Planet Fitness, Comcast/Arris, Ellucian and the popular restaurant chain, Buca di Beppo.
In early 2018, Akshay helped prevent a massive data breach at Georgia Tech by going public with a serious flaw which was left unpatched for over a year. He hence earned himself a place on Tech’s Vulnerability Reporters “hall of fame” page.
To consult Akshay for your next big security project or pen-testing needs, drop him a note here.
How about checking your OWN privilege first?
B.S. vs. Activism: I dare you to read this article in its entirety and then talk about privilege.
Jan 07, 2019 / 14min read. Read More
Analyzing 150+ Million Network Flows in Real-Time with nProbe and ElasticSketch
How we efficiently processed heavy NetFlow data in C++ to extract its volumetric characteristics, at Georgia Tech
Dec 17, 2018 / 10min read. Read More
Geolocation `Attack`: Entrapping your anonymous opponent online
How to misuse the Geolocation API to strip your online opponent’s anonymity. And, how to save yourself from it.
Nov 24, 2018 / 3min read. Read More
Technology has a bias — but it’s not the kind most talk about
Exploring left and right biases on a `neutral` web
Nov 21, 2018 / 9min read. Read More
My UK “Exceptional Talent” Endorsement Journey — a Guide for Digital Technologists
How I earned UK’s prestigious Exceptional Talent endorsement for Recognized Leaders
Nov 10, 2018 / 8min read. Read More
A Lesson in Why “Security by Press Release” Is Detrimental
Separating facts from media hype in cybersecurity
Nov 02, 2018 / 3min read. Read More
The STEM Epidemic—pressure on women and minorities
And why is the focus exclusively on STEM?
Oct 17, 2018 / 15min read. Read More
Buca di Beppo - Italian Fine Dining with a Bug
Spaghetti, Meatballs, Marinara and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Jun 25, 2018 / 4min read. Read More
Planet Fitness: a lazy coder’s way of verifying premium access
“Planet Fitness members enjoy discounts and special deals from our partners,” reads their purple-yellow website. And, typically those…
Jun 22, 2018 / 3min read. Read More