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Protip: Read the Bounty Brief!

Posted by Kymberlee Price on Jan 20, 2015 9:42:19 AM

Ready to do some bounty hunting? Great! Whether this is your 1st time or your 500th, the first thing to do when you sit down to the computer is read the Bounty Brief.

Maybe you've read the Bounty Brief for the program before, or you just want to get down to hacking... but always be sure you read the Bounty Brief for each program before you begin security testing not only to re-familiarize you with the scope of rewardable bugs, but because the scope may have changed! This is an important step to ensure your time is effective and profitable. The last thing you want is to spend 2 hours hacking and have all your submissions closed as invalid because you reported vulnerabilities that were out of scope or excluded. If after reading a Bounty Brief you have questions about a bounty's scope feel free to email support@bugcrowd.com.

WARNING! Read the Bounty Brief!

Reading the Bounty Brief only takes a few minutes, but the results are worth it!

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Kymberlee Price

Written by Kymberlee Price