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Swapnil_Kotha | Security Researcher Profile


Security researcher Swapnil_Kotha has already helped fix 197 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  40

Real name:
Swapnil (Swapnil_Kotha)

About me:
I am Swapnil Kothawade, a Security Consultant with 4.8 years of experience in the field of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. I have been acknowledged by some top companies like Google and currently in Top 100 researchers on YesWeHack.

How to contact me:
You can contact me via Email ID: [email protected]

Alternative Contacts:
Should I not respond via email (never happened!) please reach out via Twitter @Swapnil_Kotha

Certifications & Diplomas:
Certified ethical hacker (CEH)

Experience in Application Security
3-5 years

Award / Bug Bounty I prefer:
Paypal, Amazon gift card

Paypal email: [email protected]

Halls of Fame:
https://bughunter.withgoogle.com/profile/9fb9e495-881c-4bb1-a6f0-76ef78530343
https://sec.xiaomi.com/fameyear2017&month02
https://www.synology.com/en-in/security/bounty_program#acknowledgement (2019

Recommendations and Acknowledgements

@OBB74286025     19 July, 2018
    Twitter OBB74286025 Security from IIR:
Thank you for pointing out the XSS vuln on our registration form -- an extra-critical area for such a thing!

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Number of Secured Websites

10+ Secured Websites Badge
50+ Secured Websites Badge
500+ Secured Websites Badge
Web Security Veteran Badge
10+ Websites
50+ Websites
500+ Websites
WEB SECURITY VETERAN
1000+ Websites

Advanced Security Research

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

Outstanding Achievements

Secured OBB Badge
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Improved OBB Badge
Secured OBB
OBB Advocate
Improved OBB

Commitment to Remediate and Patch

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

Recommendations and Recognition

REPUTABLE Badge
FAMOUS Badge
GLOBALLY TRUSTED Badge
REPUTABLE
10+ Recommends
FAMOUS
25+ Recommends
GLOBALLY TRUSTED
50+ Recommends

Distinguished Blog Author

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1 Post
3 Posts
5+ Posts

Research Statistics



Total reports:499
Total reports on VIP sites:99
Total patched vulnerabilities:197
Recommendations received:1
Active since:14.06.2018
Top VIP Security Researcher Awards: Top VIP Security Researcher of the Week

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Reported Vulnerabilities

All Submissions VIP Submissions

  Latest Patched

 06.03.2021 virgin.com
 05.03.2021 icsangiustino.gov.it
 05.03.2021 o2.co.uk
 04.03.2021 uow.edu.au
 04.03.2021 obozrevatel.com
 04.03.2021 jobth.com
 04.03.2021 tcyonline.com
 03.03.2021 klear.com
 03.03.2021 haraj.ws
 03.03.2021 mylibmusic.me

  Latest Blog Posts

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Sysadminotaur nº88
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Higher Submissions Quality Standard
25.12.2020 by _Y000_
How to bypass mod_security (WAF)
10.12.2020 by _Y000_
sql injection to bypass Mod_Security
10.12.2020 by _Y000_
Create encoded sql payloads

  Recent Recommendations

@_mrjd0g_     4 March, 2021
    Twitter _mrjd0g_:
Thank you for the report and responding so quickly to our request for more information, it helped us track the issue down and fix it. Appreciate the work you do.
@_lhordd     3 March, 2021
    Twitter _lhordd:
Thanks for helping me with the flaws in my site. The best work i’ve ever seen.
@_Kkommi     3 March, 2021
    Twitter _Kkommi:
Thanks for reporting xss in my site.
@_Kkommi     3 March, 2021
    Twitter _Kkommi:
Thanks
@CERT_rlp     1 March, 2021
    Twitter CERT_rlp:
The team of CERT-rlp would like to thank Cyber_India for a responsible and coordinated disclosure of vulnerabilities.