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name Niklas B.
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location Karlsruhe, Germany

Enthusiast/hacker/engineer from Germany, currently studying computer science at KIT.

Interested in free software, dynamic high-level languages, functional programming, system programming, algorithms and information security.

Currently securing Google and its products during a software engineering internship at the infosec team in Mountain View.

Worked on Checkpad MED by factisresearch GmbH, contributing a web frontend and various server-side improvements such as a highly concurrent data synchronization server written in Haskell.

Worked at 8com GmbH, experimenting with browser and PDF exploits + developing a framework for reliable post-exploitation callbacks using HTTP and DNS tunneling Wrote demonstration exploits for of security-related issues such as man-in-the-middle attacks on online banking interfaces and tools to scrape data from social networks.

Actively participating on Codeforces, TopCoder, ACM ICPC. Acquired a notable deal of practical algorithm knowledge in the process. Tried myself at a few CTFs, but still somewhat of a beginner on that front.

Always up for a challenge.

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