Adam Gowdiak

IRL Name: 
Adam Gowdiak

Adam Gowdiak is the CEO and Founder of Security Explorations, a company based in Poland that discovered a lot critical security hole in Oracle's Java SE software and developed a proof of concept exploit for it which permits complete Java security sandbox bypass. He received M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Poznan University of Technology. Prior to founding Security Explorations, he had been working for Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center and Sun Microsystems Laboratories. For over 8 years, he had been also an active member of a Polish security research group called LSD.

He is a known Java Virtual Machine hacker, with over 50 security issues uncovered in the Java technology over the recent years.


He is the serial Java fault finder.

He has put Microsoft Windows to its knees (vide MS03-026).

He was also the first one to present successful and widespread attack against mobile Java platform in 2004.


Oracle hates him for embrassing the said company.