"Security-phobia is a good and healthy thing" - Interview with Mohamed A. Baset, creator of QRLJacking

November 14, 2016

Hello folks,

In our previous post you had a chance to read a brief description about QRLJacking – A new Social Engineering Attack Vector. Now we present you an interview with its creator. Dive in and learn how Mohamed and his team found a flaw in Secure Quick Response Login.

[Hakin9 Magazine]: Dear Mohamed, first of all, it is a pleasure to talk with you. Could you please introduce yourself to our readers?

dd[Mohamed A. Baset]: Hi, thanks a lot for having me here, I’m Mohamed Abdelbasset Elnouby, I’m a 28 year old Information Security maniac with 14 years of experience in Information Security field, specifically Application Security. I used to work as a Mobile and Web Application penetration tester remotely and onsite, helping a lot of major companies to protect their business and web applications. I’m working now as a Senior Information Security Analyst at Linio, which is the biggest ea-commerce company in Latin America. Also, as an active Bug Bounty program participator, I discovered lots of vulnerabilities differing in severity in lots of big companies, like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Mozilla, Adobe, Sony, Apple, Samsung, Nokia, AT&T, T-Mobile, SoundCloud, Foursquare, WordPress, Sony, Kaspersky, Symantec, F-Secure, Avira, Avast, AVG, Bit-Defender, McAfee, TrendMicro, CNET, Ask.com,....

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