How to Get Started into Bug Bounty
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I am commencing from fundamental as prerequisites to tips and labs along with report inditing skills. I have additionally included some of my personally recommend tips and how to inscribe great reports. Hope you all like it.
What is Bug Bounty?
If you will search in google and google will say
A bug bounty program is a deal offered by many websites, organizations and software developers by which individuals can receive recognition and compensation for reporting bugs, especially those pertaining to security exploits and vulnerabilities.
In short hacker tag with white collar to earn money
What to study?
- Internet, HTTP, TCP/IP
- Web technologies, java-script, PHP, java
- At least 1 programming language (Python/C/JAVA/Ruby..)
- Owasp top 10
Choose Your Path:
- Web Pentesting
- Android Application Pentesting
- iOS Application Pentesting
- Web app hackers handbook
- Web hacking 101
- Mastering modern web pen testing
- Bug Bounty Playbook
- Real-World Bug Hunting
- OWASP Testing Guid
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Types of Bug Bounty program:
- Only Hall of Fame
- Hall of Fame With Certificate of Appreciation
- HoF with Swags / only Swags
- Hall of Fame with Bounty
- Only Bounty
- Bug Bounty Program:
- Open For Signup
- Open Bug Bounty
Report Writing/Bug Submission:
- Create a descriptive report.
- Follow responsible disclosure policy.
- Create POC and steps to reproduce
- Sample format of the report:
- Vulnerability Name
- Vulnerability Description
- Vulnerable URL
- Steps to Reproduce
P1 -Critical: Vulnerabilities that cause a privilege escalation from unprivileged to admin or allow for remote code execution, financial theft, etc.
P2 -High: Vulnerabilities that affect the security of the software and impact the processes it supports.
P3 -Medium: Vulnerabilities that affect multiple users and require little or no user interaction to trigger.
P4 -Low: Vulnerabilities that affect singular users and require interaction or significant prerequisites to trigger (MitM) to trigger.
P5 -Informational: Non-exploitable vulnerabilities in functionality. Vulnerabilities that are by design or are deemed an acceptable business risk to the customer.
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Words of wisdom:
- PATIENCE IS THE KEY, takes years to master, don’t fall for overnight success
- Do not expect someone will spoon feed you everything.
- Not always for bounty
- Learn a lot.
- Won’t find at the beginning, don’t lose hope
- Stay focused
- Depend on yourself
- Stay updated with InfoSec world