Questions tagged [bug-bounty]

Related to design, workings and operation of bug bounty programs. Do not use for questions about finding and exploiting bugs in general, or questions that are not explicitly about vulnerability reward programs.

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Which companies facilitate payment in return for vulnerability disclosure?

If requesting payment from an affected party directly for the disclosure of vulnerabilities is considered extortion, how can independent security researchers earn a living or side income from ...
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How to proceed with a white-hat hacker claiming a vulnerability?

I am a security member of a small company which recently got contacted by someone claiming to be a Hackenproof member. They were reporting on our website being indexed by googlebot (metadata, thin ...
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How to work effectively to win bug-bounties?

I really want to prove myself (to my parents) by winning a proper bug bounty How should I best prepare for this and go about actually finding bugs? Edit So can anyone give some web sites which ...
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Why do several bug bounties ignore user enumeration?

While viewing bug bounties, I noticed that most of the bug bounties list the user enumeration in the excluding list. For instance brute forcing user accounts, forget password forms would generally ...
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is passive mixed content actually exploitable?

i see everywhere posts of people saying mixed content like images could lead to an attacker replacing the images beeing loaded from http to https, however i couldn't exploit this after hours testing ...
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Contacting customers of vulnerable software, is it wrong?

Say you're a security researcher who finds vulnerabilities and reports them to vendors to try and receive a bug bounty. If the vendor is not willing to pay any bounty for any vulnerability, you simply ...
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Cross site styling vulnerability? [duplicate]

I stumbled across a "vulnerability" that allows me to include an arbitrary css stylesheet in a website. I understand that this is potentially a tool for csrf or stealing url parameters. But on its ...