A Hacker’s Tale – Part 2
Welcome back, cyber adventurers, to our world of ethical hacking! In Part One, we set sail on the vast ocean of cybersecurity, armed with knowledge on identifying features, functions, and technologies used in web applications. Now, as we continue our quest for digital treasures, we delve into the fascinating realm of Open Bug Bounty, an essential tool in our arsenal.
But what is Open Bug Bounty, you ask?
Open Bug Bounty – Where Hackers Become Heroes
Open Bug Bounty is a treasure island for ethical hackers and security enthusiasts. It’s not a platform for pillaging and plundering, but rather a cooperative haven where security researchers, like us, can report vulnerabilities in a responsible and coordinated manner.
In the world of ethical hacking, our mission goes beyond personal gain. We aim to protect businesses and individuals by identifying and reporting potential security risks. Open Bug Bounty aligns perfectly with our values, as it promotes responsible disclosure and helps make the digital world a safer place.
A Bounty of Non-Intrusive Methods
In our hacking endeavors, we prioritize non-intrusive methods. These are like our trusty maps, guiding us through uncharted territories without causing harm. Here are some of our favorites:
- Cross-Site Scripting (XSS): This method involves injecting malicious scripts into a website, which are then executed in the browsers of unsuspecting users. It’s like leaving a treasure map for others to follow.
- Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF): CSRF attacks trick users into executing unintended actions on a different website without their knowledge. Picture a pirate stealing a ship under someone else’s flag.
- Improper Access Control: Just as pirates must be sneaky, improper access control allows us to slip past inadequate security measures to access restricted resources. It’s like finding the secret entrance to a treasure vault.
- GDPR Exposures: In today’s digital age, data privacy is a treasure worth protecting. We search for GDPR exposures, ensuring that sensitive data is safeguarded. It’s our duty as ethical hackers to protect user privacy.
Reporting Adventures with Open Bug Bounty
As responsible hackers, we follow guidelines similar to ISO 29147 when reporting vulnerabilities. Open Bug Bounty verifies the vulnerabilities and then notifies the website operator about their existence.
Here’s an example from our recent exploits:
Vulnerability: Open Redirect
CVSSv3 Score: 3.4
Disclosure Standard: Coordinated Disclosure based on ISO 29147 guidelines
Discovered and Reported by: 24bkdoor
Vulnerable URL: Link
Our vigilant hacker, 24bkdoor, identified an open redirect security vulnerability affecting calcloud.ca.gov. This exposure could have been used maliciously. Still, thanks to responsible disclosure, it was fixed swiftly.
The Bounty Timeline
- Vulnerability Reported: July 20, 2023
- Vulnerability Verified: July 21, 2023
- Website Operator Notified: July 21, 2023
- Public Disclosure: August 19, 2023
Through Open Bug Bounty, we helped make the internet safer, one vulnerability at a time.
Join Us on the Bounty Hunt!
As our quest for digital treasures continues, we invite you to join us. Together, we aim to create a safer cyberspace where individuals and businesses can thrive without fear of security breaches.
Stay tuned for more hacking adventures, tips, and insights from our crew at 24bkdoor. Remember, in the world of ethical hacking, knowledge is the ultimate treasure!