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PauloChoupina | Security Researcher Profile

Security researcher PauloChoupina has already helped fix 76 vulnerabilities.

Researcher reputation:  130

Real name:
Paulo Choupina

About me:
I try to only report high profile websites but I did my fair share of unimportant reports aswell.

Contact email:
[email protected]

Experience in Application Security
over 5 years

Award / Bug Bounty I prefer:
Just a nice comment on my profile would be great, but if you really wanna make my day offer me something.

Halls of Fame:
November 2019 position 9

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Recommendations and Acknowledgements

@pmbfurtado     18 March, 2019
    Twitter pmbfurtado Pedro Furtado from CustoJusto:
Paulo Choupina found and responsibly reported a vulnerability on our site. Thanks, Paulo for your help!
@nomuthetart     20 June, 2019
    Twitter nomuthetart NathanB from [email protected]:
Paulo alerted us to a XSS vulnerability and when we had difficulty reproducing it walked us through his process which allowed us to patch it.
@anorwood     18 June, 2019
    Twitter anorwood Adam Norwood from The University of Texas School of Law:
Thanks for pointing out an XSS vulnerability in the markup of one of our applications. Good to have it patched up.
@JuniorTidal     18 June, 2019
    Twitter JuniorTidal Junior Tidal from NYCCT Library:
Thank you Paulo for sharing your expertise. It is much appreciated!
@mike_bobbitt     14 June, 2019
    Twitter mike_bobbitt Mike Bobbitt from
Paulo was very helpful in identifying vulnerabilities with our service - thanks!
@gerryswan2     7 June, 2019
    Twitter gerryswan2 Gerry Swan from University of Kentucky:
Thanks Paulo for your thorough feedback. It was an easy fix with your help and examples.
@filiperfreitas     4 June, 2019
    Twitter filiperfreitas Filipe Freitas from JM:
Thank you Paulo for detecting and helping us fix the vulnerabilities. Much appreciated.
@filiperfreitas     4 June, 2019
    Twitter filiperfreitas Rodrigo Freitas from JM:
Thank you for sharing your findings Paulo and the way to correct them!

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Number of Secured Websites

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Advanced Security Research

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WAF Bypasser
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30+ Reports
AppSec Logic Master
30+ Reports
Fastest Fix
Fix in 24 hours

Outstanding Achievements

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Secured OBB
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Commitment to Remediate and Patch

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Patch Master
55% Patched
Patch Guru
65% Patched
Patch Lord
75% Patched

Recommendations and Recognition

10+ Recommends
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1 Post
3 Posts
5+ Posts

Research Statistics

Total reports:190
Total reports on VIP sites:30
Total patched vulnerabilities:76
Recommendations received:8
Active since:12.03.2019

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  Recent Recommendations

@MrMoney84315336     16 April, 2021
    Twitter MrMoney84315336:
Serious, fast and professional.Thanks for the report.
@lmanunza     15 April, 2021
    Twitter lmanunza:
The Researcher found an XSS vulnerability in our site and acted ethically by reporting it to us, so we could fix it in a timely manner. Thank you!
@studentdoctor     14 April, 2021
    Twitter studentdoctor:
Rngdr4 is an absolute professional. Very helpful in finding and helping to resolve our bug. Highly recommended! Thanks, rngdr4!
@lmanunza     13 April, 2021
    Twitter lmanunza:
Pooja found an XSS vulnerability in our website and acted ethically by reporting it to us, as well as providing all the information we needed to reproduce and fix the issue in a timely manner. Thank you very much!
@MrMoney84315336     13 April, 2021
    Twitter MrMoney84315336:
Thank you for reporting the XSS issue.
Thanks to the detailed report, we were able to fix the problem on the same day.