Martijn Grooten

Martijn Grooten didn't know much about computer security when he joined Virus Bulletin to maintain its website. But seeing the security community from the inside he quickly got hooked. He set up Virus Bulletin's comparative anti-spam tests, and became VB Editor in 2014. He has a broad interest in security and has written and spoken about a wide-range of subjects. Before joining Virus Bulletin, he worked as a researcher in pure mathematics, a background he occasionally finds useful when it comes to cryptography.



2 Stories by Martijn Grooten

‘Why I fell victim to a LinkedIn scam – and why I would do so again tomorrow’

A number of fake LinkedIn accounts have been used to target security researchers.

Virus Bulletin’s Martijn Grooten admits he was one of those who was targeted, but isn’t losing any sleep over it…

How the NSA cheated cryptography

Cheating with the privacy of billions of internet users is nothing but very, very wrong.

Martijn Grooten takes a close look at elliptic curves, as he describes the maths behind the NSA’s backdoor.