India is the country having best IT talent in the world. Most of those talented people join big IT companies but few try to make their own way. Today, I am going to introduce an Indian security researcher, web developer, and tech blogger (All-In-One) Deepanker Verma. He has so many achievements which are enough to tell how talented he is.
Question: Tell me about yourself.
Answer: I am simple computer programmer interst in web development and web security. I completed my engineering in June 2011 and then started a company Slash Infosystems with one of my online friend. Company was based in Lucknow. Soon, we got a big project of AutoExpo 2012. AutoExpo is Aisa's biggest automobile show. We successfully developed the software for the exhibition. After that, I left the company due to personal reasons. Since college days, I was interested in security and had few personal blogs with good traffic. As I was getting good part time income from my blogs. After leaving the company, I started working on my blogs full time and started doing freelancing work.
I blog on hackingtricks.in, usethistip.com, http://quickwebresources.comquickwebresources.com and techlomedia.in. Now i hardly blog on hackingtricks.in due to busy schedule.
Question: How did you come in security?
Answer: I was always interested in computer. I had a computer in home and always wished to be master in it. I learnt C and C++ at home by myself. When I tool admission in Engineering, my interest became my passion. I always tried to know more and more about this. Once, there was a hacking workshop at a college in my city but I couldn't attended. Then, I began learning everything my self with few online blogs. I heared about Ankit Fadiya but soon i realized that I am on wrong path. Facebook helped me a lot. I came in touch with Rafay Baloch. I heared about hall of fames. As I was also interested in web development, I began learning web security. In few months, with help of few blogs and forums I learnt lots of things.
Question: When did you start Bug Hunting and what was your first finding?
Answer: I started bug hunting in August 2012 and my first finding was header injection in Apple.
Question: Which are the websites on which you have found vulnerabilities so far?
Answer: I have found vulnerabilities in Microsoft, Google (not eligible for HOF), Apple, Ebay, AOL, Symantec, Demish.com (Belongs to Microsoft), Panda Security, K7 Antivirus and many other websites.
Question: You have also been mentioned in Softpedia multiple times..
Answer: Yes, I saw that many of my vulnerabilities finding was featured in Softpedia news.
Question: You are also a good developer. I saw your Notedip. Tell me something about that?
Answer: NoteDIP is an online app which I made over night just for fun. I never knew it became too famous. It is for sending self-destructing messages online. I think mobiles apps of NoteDIP can do better. I am thinking to bring NoteDIP on mobile devices too.
Question: What other skills you have apart from Web security. I mean programming languages?
Question: How do you manage all these things?
Answer: It is really hard for me to manage all these things. This is why I am not active in all these things. I usually do blogging. Because it is easier for me. Whenever I get time, I do bug hunting for fun. At night, I work on freelancing web security and web development projects.
Question: What are your future plans?
Answer: I am working hard on Techlomedia. It has good traffic from India but it is not enough. I am trying to make it large as a technology news website. I am planning for that and soon going to start it as a company. Personal Blogging earns me good but I want to have a brand recognition as a company.
Question: How much you earn from all these things?
Answer: It depends on the time I spend. Now, I spend more time in planning, talking people to know more about the market. Still I earn good and more than a IT professional of my age. But I cannot reveal exact figures.
Question: What would you like to be called?
Answer: I would like to be called a web developer and security researcher who also like to share his knowledge via blogs. Sometimes people can't believe that a person can be good in so many areas.
Me: Thanks for giving your time in answering my questions
Answer: It is my pleasure to talk to you