Nicolas is a French security researcher, a proud dad of two children. He started Wapiti in 2006 when he was learning Python programming language. Nicolas is currently working in the infosec field as a programmer at CybelAngel (since 2015).
Wapiti is a web-application vulnerability scanner that allows you to audit the security of your websites or web applications. It performs “black-box” scans (it does not study the source code) of the web application by crawling the webpages of the deployed webapp, looking for scripts and forms where it can inject data. Once it gets the list of URLs, forms and their inputs, Wapiti acts like a fuzzer, injecting payloads to see if a script is vulnerable.
In this episode, Nicolas explained his journey of developing and maintaining Wapiti project for over a decade.