[Owasp-google-hacking] Google Hacking Project

Steven Steggles steven.steggles at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 01:47:34 EDT 2010


Hello Christian,

I am simply requesting access to the OWASP project source code. I find your
request a little insulting and do not feel that it should be necessary for
me to provide you with my personal information. If you must know, I run my
own small business.

Thank you,
Steven Steggles


On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Christian Heinrich <
christian.heinrich at owasp.org> wrote:

> Steven,
>
> It has been inferred by others that "Brad Empeigne" and "George
> Anelopolis" are *not* actual people but rather are anonymous trolls
> due to their lack of "footprint" i.e.
> 1.
> http://www.google.com.au/search?q=%22Brad+Empeigne%22+OR+%22Bradley+Empeigne%22
> 2. http://www.google.com.au/search?q="George+Anelopolis"
>
> To mitigate this possibility of trolling and damage to the reputations
> of actual people, can you send me (and the other @owasp.org members
> referenced in your e-mail) your contact information and timezone and
> references (i.e. contact information of current and previous managers
> you reported too and associated company names)?
>
> This request has also been extended to "George Anelopolis" and "Brad
> Empeigne".
>
> I would like to thank yourself, George and Brad in advance for your
> assistance and will ensure that this matter is promptly resolved.
>
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM, Steven Steggles
> <steven.steggles at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear OWASP,
> >
> > First of all, thank you guys very much for OWASP! I'm a long time fan of
> > OWASP and feel that it is a positive driving force in the global security
> > community.
> >
> > Unfortunately it has come to my attention that one of OWASP's most vocal
> > representatives, Christian Heinrich
> > (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/user:cmlh), is not acting in the best
> > interests of the OWASP organization. Christian is the project lead for
> the
> > OWASP Google Hacking project. For the last two years Christian has
> > extensively presented at high profile computer security conferences
> across
> > the globe on the Google Hacking project. This exposure has generated a
> great
> > deal of interest in the OWASP project and particularly the project source
> > code.For some reason Christian appears to be uncooperative and is
> refusing
> > to open source the project code after several requests for the source
> code
> > were made. Please see the OWASP Google Hacking project mailing list for
> more
> > information on these requests
> > (https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-google-hacking/2010-June).
> >
> > Now I might be getting my wires crossed, but I thought OWASP projects are
> > suppose to be transparent, open source, and available to security
> > professionals wishing to improve application security, particularly a
> > high-profile project like Google Hacking which has received a great deal
> of
> > exposure. Please guys, is there any chance you could convince Christian
> to
> > provide the source code? I would deeply appreciate it and so would many
> > other security professionals.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Steven Steggles
> >
>
> --
> Regards,
> Christian Heinrich - http://www.owasp.org/index.php/user:cmlh
> OWASP "Google Hacking" Project Lead - http://sn.im/owasp_google_hacking
>
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