James 'albinowax' Kettle


I'm the Director of Research at PortSwigger, where I research and publish novel web attack techniques. I also design and refine vulnerability detection techniques for Burp Suite's scanner, and share knowledge via the Web Security Academy. (full bio)

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Research Portfolio

HTTP Request Smuggling

Web Cache Poisoning


Tools & automation

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How I approach research

Inspiration: gareth, magic mac, lcamtuf, filedescriptor, agarri, fin1te, ezequiel pereira, homakov, irsdl, .mario, insertScript, sirdarckcat, kkotowicz, ush.it, webstersprodigy, kuza55, neal poole and many others.

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