March 7-9, 2018
Montreal, Canada

Tales from the wrong end

I'm the maintainer of a very popular open-source PHP package - PHPMailer. In December 2016, two critical vulnerabilities were found in PHPMailer, affecting potentially millions of sites. I'd been involved in reporting minor security issues in the past, but nothing of this magnitude, and never at the receiving end. I found myself at the start of a steep learning curve and an emotional roller-coaster; a story of open source, CVEs, and people.

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Marcus Bointon

Synchromedia Limited

I work on smartmessages.net, support 1CRM, and pentest and write for Radically Open Security. I'm the maintainer of PHPMailer and contribute to many other open-source projects. I'm a PHP coder, Linux sysadmin, technical writer, and MySQL DBA. I've spoken at many technical conferences in Europe and north America. I live in the French alps with my wife, kids, skis and bikes.

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