Open Bug Bounty pursues a steady growth in 2019 with over 212,148 fixed vulnerabilities

Hi Folks,

Some inspiring statistics [January – June 2019] of our community for your attention:

Submissions:

  • Notable reports for Apple, Amazon, Airbnb, Asus, BBC, MIT and 98 more from Alexa Top 1000
  • 92,598 new vulnerability reports amid which 47,812 are already fixed (51.6%)
  • Average time to fix is 53 days
  • Most rapid fix is 12 minutes

Researchers:

  • 931 new security researchers joined our community
  • 311 researchers were recommended by website owners

Bug Bounties:

  • 516 remunerated bug bounties started with 1022 websites in total

Most Untrivial Gifts to the Researchers:

We are now the most rapidly growing open community committed to responsible disclosure. We continue to remain free, open and transparent.

We really make web safer, let’s continue this great journey!

Enhanced ratings for bug bounties at Open Bug Bounty

Following, a steady growth of new bug bounty programs at Open Bug Bounty (almost 500 soon!), we gladly present the following new features on the platform:

– Detailed bug bounty ratings by researchers
– Comments on bug bounty available to researchers
– Responses to the comments available to bug bounty owners

Thereby, security researchers will now be able to focus on reputable bug bounty programs committed to timely remediate reported vulnerabilities and fairly recognize efforts of the researchers.

The new features are designed to further promote and advance a frictionless and transparent dialogue between security researchers and bug bounties owners.

Please use a respectful, fact-based and improvement-oriented style for all your comments and responses!

GDPR PII exposure can now be securely reported via Open Bug Bounty

Open Bug Bounty community is growing: we have over 400 [fee free] bug bounty programs running now, and over 200,000 fixed security vulnerabilities. To facilitate further sustainable growth and to help website owners spot accidental exposure of personal data (PII) on their websites in a timely manner,  we implemented a new type of non-intrusive submission – GDPR PII Exposure.

Here is how it works:

  • Researches who find an unprotected document (e.g. PDF, MS Office document, HTML page, etc) with personal data (PII) can now report this to the website owner in a reliable and discreet manner.
  • Website owners will be able to promptly remove or anonymize the data if the published PII is in a potential violation of GDPR requirements.
  • Open Bug Bounty will not process or store any PII, and will only require anonymized sample of data for submission verification purposes.

Please carefully read the guidelines and make sure you will deliver value and support to the website owners when submitting such entries. Website owners are welcome to update their bug bounty programs, as usual and as always at no cost – we remain a free and non-profit project.

Among other upcoming improvements and updates:

  • new badges for the best bloggers – you can share your researcher experience in our blog
  • a free API for bug bounty owners (to quickly fetch vulnerabilities reported on their websites)
  • a possibility to edit unapproved reports for security researchers
  • our website speed tuning by adding new caching system

Thank you for your support and stay tuned!