Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Rain Forest Puppy breaks his silence

4 years after retiring from the public security scene, rain forest puppy (rfp) breaks his silence and agrees to an interview where he shares his thoughts. For those that haven't been around webappsec that long, rfp is one of the REAL pioneers of the industry who contributed a ton of cutting-edge research that we still use today. You'll also notice that he's a very humble guy who prefers to continue giving back rather than taking the credit he deserves. Welcome back rfp.

10 comments:

Keydet89 said...

I remember the last time I saw rfp, it was at BlackHat in Las Vegas...he was wearing shiny pants. Since that moment, therapy has cost me a fortune! ;-)

Harlan
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Daniel said...

I reckon we were there at the same time, shiny pants and a cowboy hat.

I was asking Fyodor how long he was going to grow the mullet and in walked this shiny rfp...

then again, there was also udp in latex, go figure :p

ps.. does this mean we are old?

Jeremiah Grossman said...

OK, someone has to have a picture I can post here. :)

rfp said...

I don't think the title of this entry is accurate; I'm not going to change anything about the way I've been going about stuff for the past few years. I.e. I'm not really coming out of 'retirement'. I've always been around, and I've always answered email, and I've always continued to work on Libwhisker...even while in 'retirement'. It's not like I opted for unconditional radio silence....I just chose to stop being a security evangelist as RFP. And that will continue...so in that respect, I am NOT coming out of 'retirement' (defining 'retiremement' as what I've been doing the past few years).

And to the other commenters, nope, I've never owned shiny pants. I did wear lots of shiny shirts to BlackHat/Defcon, and various leather/pleather/[some faux unidentified reptile skin] pants, but never a shiny pair of pants. And I never wore a cowboy hat to Blackhat/Defcon. You must be thinking of the *other* RFP... :)

- rfp

ps. yes, we are old

Jeremiah Grossman said...

reload. Better?

rfp said...

Better.

Picture of shiny shirt at Defcon 99:
http://www.w00w00.org/pics/individual/rfp.jpg

Jeremiah Grossman said...

Ahahaha, brilliant! :)

ntp said...

didn't he speak at toorcon like the past 3 years in a row?

Keydet89 said...

AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! There it is again!

Who found that picture!?!? I've spent years trying to sand that image off my retinas, and here it is back again!!

;-)

rfp said...

ntp - no, I've never spoke at toorcon. Wish I had, though; I hear it's a great con.

Keydet89 - I suspect that there is much worse out there to view. ;)