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Ko tēnei taku mihi ki ngā tāngata whenua o te rohe nei.

I greet the Indigenous people of this area.

E mahi ana au i te hapori Mahara mō te tekau mā toru tau.

Ko au te kaihautū kaupapa mō Mahara, te pūnaha kōpaki pūmanawa herekore.

E mahi ana au i Catalyst IT.

Ko Kristina Höppner ahau.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

I've been active in the Mahara community for 13 years.

I am the project lead for Mahara, the open source portfolio system.

I work at Catalyst IT.

I am Kristina Hoeppner.

Thus, hello to you all.

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Faily Monster

I found a vulnerability in www.company.biz.

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Dear Faily.Monster.net

All your open source community town hall meeting minutes are publicly visible. These may contain sensitive information.

Dear Faily Monster

2:30am: Hello, I found a vulnerability...

3:56am: Hi. Can I get a response?

6:19am: Hi. I haven't yet heard from you.

8:27am: Can you please reply?

Dear Faily Monster

I ran an automated penetration test suite on demo.faily.monster and found:

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Please fix and assign CVEs.

Dear Faily Monster

[Not the info sec researcher]

I stumbled upon repository.git and was wondering if you knew about this issue. It has a CVE number assigned.

Dear Faily Monster

Faily's tips

for security researchers (hax0rs)

Don't rely solely on automated tools; check the context.

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Don't disclose others' vulnerabilities.

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Read published security information.

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Get in touch with the team privately.

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Give the team time to respond.

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Faily's tips

for organisations

Don't panic when you are contacted.

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Read resources and guidelines.

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In Aoteaora: CertNZ, Privacy Commission

Have a responsible disclosure policy and a contact.

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Consider outsourcing the handling of disclosures.

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For example, bugcrowd, HackerOne

Respond in a timely fashion and engage with the researcher.

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Contact us

Faily / cookie monster head with a broad smile and rolling eyes. Source: http://tiny.cc/faily

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By Kristina Hoeppner

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Presentation by Faily Monster and Kristina Hoeppner at Kawaiicon 2 on 2 July 2022. Recording: https://youtu.be/KdhWjmCu9_Y

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