My name is Filippo Bigarella. I am a MSc student in Security & Privacy at the University of Trento, Italy.

I learned to code by writing tweaks for jailbroken iOS devices. Among others, you may have heard about CleverPin, PasswordPilot or Springtomize. It was a lot of fun!

As time went by, I started digging into the security of iOS and macOS, which became one of my main interests. I found some vulnerabilities (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). In both 2015 and 2016, I had the chance to work as an intern in the Security Engineering department at Apple.

There are always more things I would like to learn than I have time to pursue. In no particular order, here’s some of the topics I’m interested in.

  • Automated vulnerability discovery (Fuzzing, Symbolic execution)
  • Writing secure software
  • Explaining technical security topics in a simple way
  • Exploring binary formats