About Me

Hi! My name is Heitor Gouvêa and I am an independent Information Security Researcher. I have been working on projects that help people, organizations and companies take control of their own security.

Currently live in Campinas, a quiet city in Brazil. I have more than 3 years experience of Software Development and Information Security.

My work is focused on understanding threat models, analyzing existing applications and building intelligent tools to combat risk current and future security for both individuals or groups.

I have audited high profile websites for security vulnerabilities and have managed and worked in teams of software developers and computer scientists delivering high security architectures.

Research Interest

My researches are in the area of anonymity, privacy, cryptography and cryptanalysis, more specifically I work on projects that help people take control of their own security.

On my profile on Github you can see some of my codes written during my researches.


  1. Nipe: a script to make Tor Network your default gateway.
  2. Oniro: anonymous peer-to-peer instant messaging.

Research papers

  1. Anonymity in the cyberspace: the two sides of the coin.
  2. Cryptology: from zero to one.