Bug Bounty Hunting: Tutorials, Tips and Tricks
Bug bounty hunting is one of the most sought-after jobs for young, creative hackers, with crowdsourced security models spearheading such efforts throughout organizations and bug bounty platforms. For many, the challenge of finding bugs—before the bad guys do—is a highly lucrative career option.
Bug bounty hunters themselves have been some of the most devoted users of the SecurityTrails API™ since our early days. To celebrate this special relationship, and to support the modern superheroes that hackers and bug bounty hunters truly are, we started our Bug Bounty Hunting Month on March 15, 2021.
For an entire month, we collaborated and released numerous technical blogs, how-tos and interviews with your favorite people from the bug bounty hunting community. We also released our new pricing plan, the Bug Bounty Hunter’s Toolkit, available only through our network of partners. All of this content, including tips, interviews and information about our efforts in the bug bounty hunting community can be found in this category. And we’ll continue creating, collaborating, providing support and releasing content for one of the best communities in the space.
The 10 Most Popular Bug Bounty Courses and Training Programs for Beginners
While hackers were once thought of as hooded figures sitting in dark rooms, inhabiting mysterious and secluded parts of the internet, the times are thankfully changing. The popularity of white hats and ethical hacking is soaring, and becoming a lucrative career option for many.
5 minutes to Build a Basic Monitoring and Alerting System for New Subdomains
I spent a very long time automating my recon for bug bounties. I collaborated with a couple of friends for about 12 months to build out an automation beast.
How to Boost Your Bug Bounty Hunting with SQL Explorer
Despite a growing multiplicity of platforms, learning resources and community forums in recent times, the practice of bug bounty hunting remains a challenging undertaking for many.
Top 12 Bug Bounty Browser Extensions
Web browser extensions give additional functionality to normal browsers, running in the background and helping users increase the efficiency of their tasks. Even security professionals and bug bounty hunters, while boasting more advanced and technical tools in their toolstacks, aren't skipping out on using browser extensions, plugins and add-ons for quick information gathering, OSINT collection, and aiding in executing different attacks. These methods reduce the need for more separate tools for other pen testing and bug hunting tasks.
The Most Misunderstood Element: Recon
Hey! I'm Michael, but more commonly known as "codingo". By night, I'm at YouTube making content on bug bounties for fun, and by day I work as the Global Head of Security Operations and Researcher Enablement for Bugcrowd, the original and one of the largest bug bounty platforms.
How to Query Massive Port Scan Data with the SecurityTrails API™
The most important part of both bug bounty hunting and security research is the ability to find vulnerabilities quickly, before an attacker can take advantage of them.
How to Find Associated Domains and IP Neighbors with the SecurityTrails API™
It has long been argued that a carefully-planned initial OSINT strategy favors the outcome of the remaining engagement.
IP Reconnaissance for Bug Bounty Hunters with SurfaceBrowser™
IP reconnaissance is often the base and a starting point of any security research or bug hunt. This is simply because scanning any IP address can lead you to an individual host in question—and once you've found the host, the possibilities are limitless. From there you may find running services, open ports, databases, unsecured files and much more. Everything begins with finding and scanning the IP address.
10 Popular Bug Bounty Programs
Surprisingly, crowdsourced security testing has been around for quite some time. As early as 1995, Netscape Communications Corporation introduced the first technology bug bounty program, "Netscape Bug Bounty".
Host Discovery Tips for Bug Bounty Hunters with the SecurityTrails API
Despite a growing corpus of dire predictions and research surrounding the state of information security at large, companies continue to expand their digital footprint to encompass a vast array of cutting edge, yet often dissimilar, architectures.